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|Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201402-22 ] TCPTrack: Arbitrary code execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: TCPTrack: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201402-22)
Date: February 21, 2014
A heap-based buffer overflow in TCPTrack might allow a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code.
TCPTrack is a simple libpcap based program for live TCP connection
Vulnerable: < 1.4.2
Unaffected: >= 1.4.2
Architectures: All supported architectures
A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in TCPTrack’s
parsing of command line arguments. This is only a vulnerability in
limited scenarios in which TCPTrack is “configured as a handler for
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition with a
specially crafted command-line argument.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All TCPTrack users should upgrade to the latest version:
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tcptrack-1.4.2"
available since August 06, 2011. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.