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232347: CVE-2007-1218 tcpdump denial of service

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Off-by-one buffer overflow in the parse_elements function in the 802.11 printer code (print-802_11.c) for tcpdump 3.9.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted 802.11 frame. NOTE: this was originally referred to as heap-based, but it might be stack-based.

Find out more about CVE-2007-1218 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (tcpdump) RHSA-2007:0368 2007-11-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (tcpdump) RHSA-2007:0387 2007-11-15
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