[tcpdump-workers] Security vulnerability
guy at alum.mit.edu
Tue Apr 7 14:46:24 EDT 2015
On Apr 7, 2015, at 5:28 AM, "H R, Shashikumar" <shashikumar.h-r at hp.com> wrote:
> While through list vulnerability , It is mentioned that libpcap suffers the from attack mentioned in below link .
No, it is not mentioned there. What that link says is:
> wiretap/libpcap.c in the libpcap file parser in Wireshark 1.10.x
The file has "libpcap" in its name, but it is *not* part of libpcap. Wireshark has its own code to read libpcap, a/k/a pcap, files, and the bug was in *that* code. It's a Wireshark bug, not a libpcap bug.
The bug report for that appears to be
and it has two test captures attached to it; libpcap does not crash with either of them.
> Is libpcap version 1.1.1 available on tcpdump.org is vulnerable to this attack ?
No version of libpcap is vulnerable.
> if yes which version has the fix for the same.
There's no bug in libpcap, so there's no fix to be made.
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