Debian Security Advisory

DLA-544-1 tcpreplay -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 Jul 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 829350.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6160.
More information:

The tcprewrite program, part of the tcpreplay suite, does not check the size of the frames it processes. Huge frames may trigger a segmentation fault, and such frames occur when caputuring packets on interfaces with an MTU of or close to 65536. For example, the loopback interface lo of the Linux kernel has such a value.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.4.3-2+wheezy2.

We recommend that you upgrade your tcpreplay packages.

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