USN-3205-1: tcpdump vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3205-1

21st February, 2017

tcpdump vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

tcpdump could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software description

  • tcpdump - command-line network traffic analyzer

Details

It was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled certain packets. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the tcpdump
AppArmor profile.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 16.10:
tcpdump 4.9.0-1ubuntu1~ubuntu16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
tcpdump 4.9.0-1ubuntu1~ubuntu16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
tcpdump 4.9.0-1ubuntu1~ubuntu14.04.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
tcpdump 4.9.0-1ubuntu1~ubuntu12.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References

CVE-2016-7922, CVE-2016-7923, CVE-2016-7924, CVE-2016-7925, CVE-2016-7926, CVE-2016-7927, CVE-2016-7928, CVE-2016-7929, CVE-2016-7930, CVE-2016-7931, CVE-2016-7932, CVE-2016-7933, CVE-2016-7934, CVE-2016-7935, CVE-2016-7936, CVE-2016-7937, CVE-2016-7938, CVE-2016-7939, CVE-2016-7940, CVE-2016-7973, CVE-2016-7974, CVE-2016-7975, CVE-2016-7983, CVE-2016-7984, CVE-2016-7985, CVE-2016-7986, CVE-2016-7992, CVE-2016-7993, CVE-2016-8574, CVE-2016-8575, CVE-2017-5202, CVE-2017-5203, CVE-2017-5204, CVE-2017-5205, CVE-2017-5341, CVE-2017-5342, CVE-2017-5482, CVE-2017-5483, CVE-2017-5484, CVE-2017-5485, CVE-2017-5486