libpcap vulnerability

2020-01-15T00:00:00
ID USN-4221-2
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2020-01-15T00:00:00

Description

USN-4221-1 fixed a vulnerability in libpcap. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libpcap did not properly validate PHB headers in
some situations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(memory exhaustion).