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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201510-04

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201510-04
Posted Nov 2, 2015
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201510-4 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in tcpdump, the worst of which can allow remote attackers to cause Denial of Service condition or executive arbitrary code. Versions less than 4.7.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2015-0261, CVE-2015-2153, CVE-2015-2154, CVE-2015-2155
SHA-256 | 8f44b4c35a4f81dafcda57ddeddbfc53a20fe647f7c2d18c988a66c606c662f2

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201510-04

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Severity: Normal
Title: tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 31, 2015
Bugs: #552632
ID: 201510-04

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in tcpdump, the worst of which
can allow remote attackers to cause Denial of Service condition or
executive arbitrary code.

Background
==========

tcpdump is a Tool for network monitoring and data acquisition.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/tcpdump < 4.7.4 >= 4.7.4

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All tcpdump users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tcpdump-4.7.4"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2015-0261
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-0261
[ 2 ] CVE-2015-2153
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-2153
[ 3 ] CVE-2015-2154
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-2154
[ 4 ] CVE-2015-2155
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-2155

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201510-04

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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