ID CVE-2014-9140
Summary Buffer overflow in the ppp_hdlc function in print-ppp.c in tcpdump 4.6.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) cia a crafted PPP packet.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:redhat:tcpdump:4.6.2
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:tcpdump:4.6.2
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 05-12-2014 - 12:10)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2014-240.NASL
    description Updated tcpdump package fixes security vulnerabilities : The Tcpdump program could crash when processing a malformed OLSR payload when the verbose output flag was set (CVE-2014-8767). The application decoder for the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol in Tcpdump fails to perform input validation and performs unsafe out-of-bound accesses. The application will usually not crash, but perform out-of-bounds accesses and output/leak larger amounts of invalid data, which might lead to dropped packets. It is unknown if a payload exists that might trigger segfaults (CVE-2014-8769). It was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing PPP packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-9140).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 79985
    published 2014-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79985
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDVSA-2014:240)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3086.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump, a command-line network traffic analyzer. These vulnerabilities might result in denial of service, leaking sensitive information from memory or, potentially, execution of arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 79697
    published 2014-12-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79697
    title Debian DSA-3086-1 : tcpdump - security update
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-16823.NASL
    description Fix for CVE-2014-9140 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 80403
    published 2015-01-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80403
    title Fedora 21 : tcpdump-4.6.2-3.fc21 (2014-16823)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2433-1.NASL
    description Steffen Bauch discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing OSLR packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8767) Steffen Bauch discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing GeoNet packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2014-8768) Steffen Bauch discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing AODV packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, reveal sensitive information, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8769) It was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing PPP packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9140) In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the tcpdump AppArmor profile. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 79741
    published 2014-12-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79741
    title Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : tcpdump vulnerabilities (USN-2433-1)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201502-05.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201502-05 (tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump: The olsr_print function function contains an integer underflow error (CVE-2014-8767) The geonet_print function function contains multiple integer underflow errors (CVE-2014-8768) The decoder for the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector protocol contains an out-of-bounds memory access error (CVE-2014-8769) The ppp_hdlc function contains a buffer overflow error (CVE-2014-9140) Impact : A remote attacker may be able to send a specially crafted packet, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-04-13
    plugin id 81228
    published 2015-02-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81228
    title GLSA-201502-05 : tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_10_10_5.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.10.x that is prior to 10.10.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the following components : - apache - apache_mod_php - Apple ID OD Plug-in - AppleGraphicsControl - Bluetooth - bootp - CloudKit - CoreMedia Playback - CoreText - curl - Data Detectors Engine - Date & Time pref pane - Dictionary Application - DiskImages - dyld - FontParser - groff - ImageIO - Install Framework Legacy - IOFireWireFamily - IOGraphics - IOHIDFamily - Kernel - Libc - Libinfo - libpthread - libxml2 - libxpc - mail_cmds - Notification Center OSX - ntfs - OpenSSH - OpenSSL - perl - PostgreSQL - python - QL Office - Quartz Composer Framework - Quick Look - QuickTime 7 - SceneKit - Security - SMBClient - Speech UI - sudo - tcpdump - Text Formats - udf Note that successful exploitation of the most serious issues can result in arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 85408
    published 2015-08-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=85408
    title Mac OS X 10.10.x < 10.10.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-16861.NASL
    description Fix for CVE-2014-9140 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 80092
    published 2014-12-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80092
    title Fedora 20 : tcpdump-4.5.1-3.fc20 (2014-16861)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_TCPDUMP-150320.NASL
    description When running tcpdump, a remote unauthenticated user could have crashed the application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code by injecting crafted packages into the network. The following vulnerabilities in protocol printers have been fixed : - IPv6 mobility printer remote DoS. (CVE-2015-0261, bnc#922220) - Ethernet printer remote DoS. (CVE-2015-2154, bnc#922222) - PPP printer remote DoS (CVE-2014-9140, bnc#923142)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-04-09
    plugin id 82658
    published 2015-04-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82658
    title SuSE 11.3 Security Update : tcpdump (SAT Patch Number 10509)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-102.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump, a command-line network traffic analyzer. These vulnerabilities might result in denial of service, leaking sensitive information from memory or, potentially, execution of arbitrary code. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-06
    plugin id 82086
    published 2015-03-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82086
    title Debian DLA-102-1 : tcpdump security update
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2015-125.NASL
    description Updated tcpdump package fixes security vulnerabilities : The Tcpdump program could crash when processing a malformed OLSR payload when the verbose output flag was set (CVE-2014-8767). The application decoder for the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol in Tcpdump fails to perform input validation and performs unsafe out-of-bound accesses. The application will usually not crash, but perform out-of-bounds accesses and output/leak larger amounts of invalid data, which might lead to dropped packets. It is unknown if a payload exists that might trigger segfaults (CVE-2014-8769). It was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing PPP packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-9140). Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump. These vulnerabilities might result in denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, execution of arbitrary code (CVE-2015-0261, CVE-2015-2153, CVE-2015-2154, CVE-2015-2155).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 82378
    published 2015-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82378
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDVSA-2015:125)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2015-267.NASL
    description tcpdump was updated to fix five vulnerabilities in protocol printers When running tcpdump, a remote unauthenticated user could have crashed the application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code by injecting crafted packages into the network. The following vulnerabilities were fixed : - IPv6 mobility printer remote DoS (CVE-2015-0261, bnc#922220) - PPP printer remote DoS (CVE-2014-9140, bnc#923142) - force printer remote DoS (CVE-2015-2155, bnc#922223) - ethernet printer remote DoS (CVE-2015-2154, bnc#922222) - tcp printer remote DoS (CVE-2015-2153, bnc#922221)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-03-30
    plugin id 82425
    published 2015-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82425
    title openSUSE Security Update : tcpdump (openSUSE-2015-267)
refmap via4
apple APPLE-SA-2015-08-13-2
bid 71468
bugtraq 20150309 tcpdump 4.7.2 remote crashes
confirm
debian
  • DSA-3086
  • DSA-3193
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2014:240
  • MDVSA-2015:125
misc http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/130730/tcpdump-Denial-Of-Service-Code-Execution.html
mlist [tcpdump] 20141124 Re: Official patches for CVE-2014-8767/CVE-2014-8768/CVE-2014-8769?
suse openSUSE-SU-2015:0616
ubuntu USN-2433-1
Last major update 28-11-2016 - 14:13
Published 05-12-2014 - 11:59
Last modified 09-10-2018 - 15:54
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