tcpdump print-802_11.c printer buffer overflow

tcpdump-print80211c-bo (32749) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

tcpdump is vulnerable to an off-by-one buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the parse_elements() in print-802_11.c. By sending a specially-crafted 802.11 frame, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability (print-802_11.c), available from the tcpdump CVS Repository. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux (tcpdump):
Refer to USN-429-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (tcpdump):
Refer to MDKSA-2007:056 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian Linux:
Refer to DSA-1272-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Turbolinux (Tcpdump):
Refer to TLSA-2007-46 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • Seth Webster tcpdump 3.9.5
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 F...
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server x64 Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Home
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Multimedia
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Personal
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Hosting Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Workgroup Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0

Reported:

Mar 01, 2007

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