USN-4252-1: tcpdump vulnerabilities
27 January 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in tcpdump.
- tcpdump - command-line network traffic analyzer
Multiple security issues were discovered in tcpdump. A remote attacker could use these issues to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.