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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Tcpdump Vendors:   Tcpdump.org
Tcpdump Buffer Overflow in 'print-bgp.c' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018434
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018434
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3798   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 19 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.9.6, possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tcpdump. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted BGP data to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vulnerability resides in 'print-bgp.c'.

mu-b reported this vulnerability.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

http://www.digit-labs.org/files/exploits/private/tcpdump-bgp.c

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 2 2007 (FreeBSD Issues Fix) Tcpdump Buffer Overflow in 'print-bgp.c' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
FreeBSD has released a fix.
Nov 7 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tcpdump Buffer Overflow in 'print-bgp.c' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Nov 16 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tcpdump Buffer Overflow in 'print-bgp.c' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Jun 26 2009 (NetBSD Issues Fix) Tcpdump Buffer Overflow in 'print-bgp.c' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
NetBSD has issued a fix for NetBSD 4.0.



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