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FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-07:06.tcpdump
From: FreeBSD Security Advisories <security-advisories () freebsd org>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 21:26:59 GMT

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FreeBSD-SA-07:06.tcpdump                                    Security Advisory
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:          Buffer overflow in tcpdump(1)

Category:       contrib
Module:         tcpdump
Announced:      2007-08-01
Credits:        "mu-b"
Affects:        All supported versions of FreeBSD
Corrected:      2007-08-01 20:42:48 UTC (RELENG_6, 6.2-STABLE)
                2007-08-01 20:44:58 UTC (RELENG_6_2, 6.2-RELEASE-p7)
                2007-08-01 20:45:49 UTC (RELENG_6_1, 6.1-RELEASE-p19)
                2007-08-01 20:47:13 UTC (RELENG_5, 5.5-STABLE)
                2007-08-01 20:48:19 UTC (RELENG_5_5, 5.5-RELEASE-p15)
CVE Name:       CVE-2007-3798

For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories,
including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the
following sections, please visit <URL:http://security.FreeBSD.org/>.

I.   Background

Tcpdump is a commonly used network diagnostic utility which decodes packets
received on the wire into human readable format.

II.  Problem Description

An un-checked return value in the BGP dissector code can result in an integer
overflow.  This value is used in subsequent buffer management operations,
resulting in a stack based buffer overflow under certain circumstances.

III. Impact

By crafting malicious BGP packets, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability
to execute code or crash the tcpdump process on the target system.  This
code would be executed in the context of the user running tcpdump(1).
It should be noted that tcpdump(1) requires privileges in order to open live
network interfaces.

IV.  Workaround

No workaround is available.

V.   Solution

Perform one of the following:

1) Upgrade your vulnerable system to 5-STABLE, or 6-STABLE, or to the
RELENG_6_2, RELENG_6_1, or RELENG_5_5 security branch dated after the
correction date.

2) To patch your present system:

The following patches have been verified to apply to FreeBSD 5.5, 6.1,
and 6.2 systems.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-07:06/tcpdump.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-07:06/tcpdump.patch.asc

b) Execute the following commands as root:

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch
# cd /usr/src/usr.sbin/tcpdump/tcpdump
# make obj && make depend && make && make install

VI.  Correction details

The following list contains the revision numbers of each file that was
corrected in FreeBSD.

Branch                                                           Revision
  Path
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
RELENG_5
  src/contrib/tcpdump/print-bgp.c                             1.1.1.5.2.2
RELENG_5_5
  src/UPDATING                                            1.342.2.35.2.15
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.62.2.21.2.17
  src/contrib/tcpdump/print-bgp.c                         1.1.1.5.2.1.2.1
RELENG_6
  src/contrib/tcpdump/print-bgp.c                             1.1.1.8.2.1
RELENG_6_2
  src/UPDATING                                            1.416.2.29.2.10
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.69.2.13.2.10
  src/contrib/tcpdump/print-bgp.c                             1.1.1.8.8.1
RELENG_6_1
  src/UPDATING                                            1.416.2.22.2.21
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.69.2.11.2.21
  src/contrib/tcpdump/print-bgp.c                             1.1.1.8.6.1
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

VII. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3798

The latest revision of this advisory is available at
http://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-07:06.tcpdump.asc
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