CVE-2017-12995

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2017-09-13
CWE:
CWE-835
Bugzilla:
1490561: CVE-2017-12995 tcpdump: Infinite loop due to a bug in print-domain.c:ns_print() in DNS parser

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The DNS parser in tcpdump before 4.9.2 could enter an infinite loop due to a bug in print-domain.c:ns_print().

Find out more about CVE-2017-12995 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (tcpdump) RHEA-2018:0705 2018-04-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 tcpdump Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 tcpdump Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Tcpdump project for reporting this issue.
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