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CVE-2007-1218 Detail


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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/02/2007

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; 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: 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:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-347 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-348 External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-12-17 External Source FULLDISC 20070301 tcpdump: off-by-one heap overflow in 802.11 printer External Source DEBIAN DSA-1272 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:056 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:155 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0368 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0387 External Source BID 22772 External Source SECTRACK 1017717 External Source TURBO TLSA-2007-46 External Source UBUNTU USN-429-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-352A External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0793 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4238 Vendor Advisory External Source MISC External Source XF tcpdump-print80211c-bo(32749) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9520

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