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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-1218

Original release date: 03/02/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/11/2007)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=232347 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: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9520
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-352A
External Source: BID
Name: 22772
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-347
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24451
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=168916
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24583
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28136
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24354
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307179
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0793
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-429-1
External Source: MISC
Name: http://cvs.tcpdump.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/tcpdump/print-802_11.c?r1=
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070301 tcpdump: off-by-one heap overflow in 802.11 printer
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4238
External Source: XF
Name: tcpdump-print80211c-bo(32749)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0368
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1272
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:155
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 32427
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-348
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cvs.tcpdump.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/tcpdump/print-802_11.c
External Source: TURBO
Name: TLSA-2007-46
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-12-17
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:056
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24610
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1100
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24318
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24423
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017717
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27580
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0387

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9520
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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