#VU22022 Infinite loop


Published: 2019-10-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU22022

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-16452

CWE-ID: CWE-835

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 infinite loop in the smbutil.c:smb_fdata() function within the SMB parser. A remote attacker can consume all available system resources and cause denial of service conditions.

Mitigation
Install updates 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/24182d959f661327525a20d9a94c98a8ec016778
http://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/10/msg00015.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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