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CSSA-2002-025.0-Linux: tcpdump AFS RPC and NFS packet vulnerabilities

by Nikola Strahija on June 6th, 2002 The tcpdump program is vulnerable to several buffer overflows, the most serious of which are problems with the decoding of AFS RPC packets and the handling of malformed NFS packets. These may allow a remote attacker to cause arbitrary instructions to be executed with the privileges of the tcpdump process (usually root).

2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

System Package

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server prior to tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation prior to tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1 Server prior to tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation prior to tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

3. Solution

The proper solution is to install the latest packages.

4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

4.1 Package Location

4.2 Packages

86ebdc7304a9474350d6347de67cd801 tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

4.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

4.4 Source Package Location

4.5 Source Packages

04af4439b8f027dde02b8da4799553ea tcpdump-3.6.2-2.src.rpm

5. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation

5.1 Package Location

5.2 Packages

da485437a978837b8371ee381c548613 tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

5.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

5.4 Source Package Location

5.5 Source Packages

e039c224157657ee9071e3546e6e23ca tcpdump-3.6.2-2.src.rpm

6. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

6.1 Package Location

6.2 Packages

2909f321142349e7028c932e90c9890f tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

6.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

6.4 Source Package Location

6.5 Source Packages

53a7e1f96bced55a4c4b9a36984be8bd tcpdump-3.6.2-2.src.rpm

7. OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation

7.1 Package Location

7.2 Packages

b41c99ae95269862ee89508c00b84272 tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

7.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh tcpdump-3.6.2-2.i386.rpm

7.4 Source Package Location

7.5 Source Packages

11ce6a0534493de576802e68c1841f76 tcpdump-3.6.2-2.src.rpm

8. References

Specific references for this advisory:

Caldera security resources:

This security fix closes Caldera incidents sr863999, fz520911,

9. Disclaimer

Caldera International, Inc. is not responsible for the misuse
of any of the information we provide on this website and/or
through our security advisories. Our advisories are a service
to our customers intended to promote secure installation and
use of Caldera products.

10. Acknowledgements

Nick Cleaton reported the AFS RPC vulnerability. David Woodhouse
of Red Hat reported the NFS packet vulnerability. The rest of
the vulnerabilities were discoverd by an internal security
audit by the FreeBSD team.

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