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Security Advisory tcpdump security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:417-05
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2005-05-11
Last updated on: 2005-05-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1278
CVE-2005-1279
CVE-2005-1280

Details

Updated tcpdump packages that fix several security issues are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

This updated package also adds support for output files larger than 2 GB.

Tcpdump is a command-line tool for monitoring network traffic.

Several denial of service bugs were found in the way tcpdump processes
certain network packets. It is possible for an attacker to inject a
carefully crafted packet onto the network, crashing a running tcpdump
session. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CAN-2005-1278, CAN-2005-1279, and CAN-2005-1280 to
these issues.

The tcpdump utility can now write a file larger than 2 GB.

Users of tcpdump are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain backported security patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: bcfb4c02e3dbd05c9511f83ffb40c8e3
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: f082d8a0b865dbbddb562135a75da872
 
x86_64:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 3e4d6ad57987ee2e4a720aa5b918b2bc
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 40625ce1034b70ad65e98b7e848da5b1
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: ffa76b9f0547a5b0390b8cc8b4acd84e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: bcfb4c02e3dbd05c9511f83ffb40c8e3
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: f082d8a0b865dbbddb562135a75da872
 
IA-64:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: c946c22b1dd85ebdd683ba32a0b90c81
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 077d5e776765be59d99622d68e2cf961
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 79a99b5c9945b2bcdd15c25f18868a3f
 
PPC:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 75881a67766b2b6691d5226e171fdc10
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: b4a41e93577c6f82f149431977ef61e5
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: a14f89e586397f85008157fa19878911
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 9420bb4d746827512ee887401312440a
 
s390:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 7ea94c620e5af6e475b4b27f26e470f2
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 1976770e47c521297f649f1b42e49898
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: e7da5aebbed8819f14b5879e11c2be6e
 
s390x:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 7cfc13ab028787fa75ad5e8247d1880c
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 1976770e47c521297f649f1b42e49898
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 4a86ff37bfc19be6081f382660a92cdc
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 13d794d2c859d3ea562487b88e216f1a
 
x86_64:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 3e4d6ad57987ee2e4a720aa5b918b2bc
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 40625ce1034b70ad65e98b7e848da5b1
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: ffa76b9f0547a5b0390b8cc8b4acd84e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: bcfb4c02e3dbd05c9511f83ffb40c8e3
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: f082d8a0b865dbbddb562135a75da872
 
IA-64:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: c946c22b1dd85ebdd683ba32a0b90c81
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 077d5e776765be59d99622d68e2cf961
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 79a99b5c9945b2bcdd15c25f18868a3f
 
x86_64:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 3e4d6ad57987ee2e4a720aa5b918b2bc
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 40625ce1034b70ad65e98b7e848da5b1
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: ffa76b9f0547a5b0390b8cc8b4acd84e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: bcfb4c02e3dbd05c9511f83ffb40c8e3
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: f082d8a0b865dbbddb562135a75da872
 
IA-64:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: c946c22b1dd85ebdd683ba32a0b90c81
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 077d5e776765be59d99622d68e2cf961
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 79a99b5c9945b2bcdd15c25f18868a3f
 
x86_64:
arpwatch-2.1a13-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 3e4d6ad57987ee2e4a720aa5b918b2bc
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 0aa35520fbc89c6b3838e23c20559a74
libpcap-0.8.3-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: 40625ce1034b70ad65e98b7e848da5b1
tcpdump-3.8.2-9.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0062
    MD5: ffa76b9f0547a5b0390b8cc8b4acd84e
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

147840 - tcpdump can't write to a file greater than 2G
156040 - CAN-2005-1280 Multiple DoS issues in tcpdump (CAN-2005-1279 CAN-2005-1278)


References



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