Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0503

Updated tcpdump package fixes security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 01 Dec 2014
Type: security
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).