Updated tcpdump package fixes security vulnerabilitiesPublication date: 01 Dec 2014
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-8767 , CVE-2014-8769
The Tcpdump program could crash when processing a malformed OLSR payload when the verbose output flag was set (CVE-2014-8767). The application decoder for the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol in Tcpdump fails to perform input validation and performs unsafe out-of-bound accesses. The application will usually not crash, but perform out-of-bounds accesses and output/leak larger amounts of invalid data, which might lead to dropped packets. It is unknown if a payload exists that might trigger segfaults (CVE-2014-8769).