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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Tcpdump Vendors:   Tcpdump.org
Tcpdump Heap Overread in 'addrtoname.c' Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039773
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039773
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-16808   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.9.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tcpdump. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a heap over-read in 'addrtoname.c' and cause the target service to crash.

The original advisory is available at:

https://github.com/the-tcpdump-group/tcpdump/issues/645

Kirit Sankar Gupta reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  tcpdump.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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