CVE-2018-16301

NameCVE-2018-16301
DescriptionThe command-line argument parser in tcpdump before 4.99.0 has a buffer overflow in tcpdump.c:read_infile(). To trigger this vulnerability the attacker needs to create a 4GB file on the local filesystem and to specify the file name as the value of the -F command-line argument of tcpdump.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tcpdump (PTS)stretch4.9.3-1~deb9u1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.3-1~deb9u2vulnerable
buster4.9.3-1~deb10u2vulnerable
buster (security)4.9.3-1~deb10u1vulnerable
bullseye4.99.0-2fixed
bookworm, sid4.99.1-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tcpdumpsource(unstable)4.99.0-1unimportant

Notes

https://github.com/the-tcpdump-group/libpcap/issues/855
https://github.com/the-tcpdump-group/tcpdump/commit/ad7c25bc0decf96dc7768c9e903734d38528b1bd
https://www.tcpdump.org/public-cve-list.txt
Fixed by: https://github.com/the-tcpdump-group/tcpdump/commit/faf8fb70af3a013e5d662b8283dec742fd6b1a77 (tcpdump-4.99-bp)
Fixed by: https://github.com/the-tcpdump-group/tcpdump/commit/8ab211a7ec728bb0ad8c766c8eeb12deb0a13b86 (tcpdump-4.9)
Negligible security impact

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