Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2850-1 libpcap -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Dec 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 941697.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-15165.
More information:

Improper PHB header length validation was fixed in libpcap, a library for capturing network traffic.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.1-3+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpcap packages.

For the detailed security status of libpcap please refer to its security tracker page at:

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