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Package name tcpdump
Date June 13th, 2001
Advisory ID MDKSA-2001:056
Affected versions 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, CS1.0
Synopsis Updated tcpdump packages fix buffer overflows

Problem Description

A number of remote buffer overflows were discovered in the tcpdump
package that would allow a remote attack of the local tcpdump process.
Intrusion detection using tcpdump would no longer be useful due to the
attack stoping all network activity on the system. As well, this new
version of tcpdump fixes the vulnerability with decoding AFS ACL
packets which would allow a remote attacker to run arbitrary code on
the local system with root privilege.

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 7.1

 c8fe383f342db8606260542467d3e07f  7.1/RPMS/tcpdump-3.6.2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
6674b50123f67f5726dace651ee56e40  7.1/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.6.2-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 a1439b909ba27750442eebbbee5e08df  7.2/RPMS/tcpdump-3.6.2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
645e03ddc0b4460408d520f60cf717be  7.2/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.6.2-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 8.0

 80b8a68f8e39611ae50d51fe687abe40  8.0/RPMS/tcpdump-3.6.2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
645e03ddc0b4460408d520f60cf717be  8.0/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.6.2-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1

 c8fe383f342db8606260542467d3e07f  1.0.1/RPMS/tcpdump-3.6.2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
6674b50123f67f5726dace651ee56e40  1.0.1/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.6.2-1.2mdk.src.rpm




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