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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Tcpdump Vendors:   Tcpdump.org
Tcpdump Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Deny Service and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037755
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037755
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7922, CVE-2016-7923, CVE-2016-7924, CVE-2016-7925, CVE-2016-7926, CVE-2016-7927, CVE-2016-7928, CVE-2016-7929, CVE-2016-7930, CVE-2016-7931, CVE-2016-7932, CVE-2016-7933, CVE-2016-7934, CVE-2016-7935, CVE-2016-7936, CVE-2016-7937, CVE-2016-7938, CVE-2016-7939, CVE-2016-7940, CVE-2016-7973, CVE-2016-7974, CVE-2016-7975, CVE-2016-7983, CVE-2016-7984, CVE-2016-7985, CVE-2016-7986, CVE-2016-7992, CVE-2016-7993, CVE-2016-8574, CVE-2016-8575, CVE-2017-5202, CVE-2017-5203, CVE-2017-5204, CVE-2017-5205, CVE-2017-5341, CVE-2017-5342, CVE-2017-5482, CVE-2017-5483, CVE-2017-5484, CVE-2017-5485, CVE-2017-5486   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 1 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.9.0
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Tcpdump. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger unspecified flaws in the tcpdump network dissector and cause the application to crash or execute arbitrary code.

No details were provided.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can cause the target application to crash.

Solution:   The vendor is working on a fix (4.9.0; pending).

Debian has issued a fix for Debian Linux, available at:

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3775

Vendor URL:  www.tcpdump.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 21 2017 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Tcpdump Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Deny Service and Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 16.10.
May 26 2017 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM AIX) Tcpdump Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Deny Service and Execute Arbitrary Code
IBM has issued a fix for IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2.



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