#VU22021 Out-of-bounds read


Published: 2019-10-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU22021

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-16451

CWE-ID: CWE-125

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Tcpdump
Server applications / DLP, anti-spam, sniffers

Vendor: Tcpdump.org

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in the print-smb.c:print_trans() for MAILSLOTBROWSE and PIPELANMAN within the SMB parser in tcpdump before 4.9.3. A remote attacker can generate specially crafted data, trigger out-of-bounds read error and perform denial of service attack.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Tcpdump: 4.9.0 - 4.9.2


CPE

External links
http://github.com/the-tcpdump-group/tcpdump/blob/tcpdump-4.9/CHANGES
http://github.com/the-tcpdump-group/tcpdump/commit/96480ab95308cd9234b4f09b175ebf60e17792c6
http://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/10/msg00015.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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