#VU9337 Heap-based buffer overread


Published: 2017-11-14 | Updated: 2019-10-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU9337

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-16808

CWE-ID: CWE-126

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 cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to heap-based buffer overread in 'addrtoname.c' when handling malicious input. A remote attacker can supply a specially crafted pcap fil, trigger buffer overread and cause the service to crash.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in denial of service.

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/issues/645


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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