ELA-311-1 tcpdump security update

untrusted input issue

Related CVEs CVE-2020-8037

The ppp de-capsulator in tcpdump 4.9.3 can be convinced to allocate a large amount of memory.

The buffer should be big enough to hold the captured data, but it doesn’t need to be big enough to hold the entire on-the-network packet, if we haven’t captured all of it.

For Debian 8 jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.3-1~deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your tcpdump packages.

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