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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2000-0333
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:04:09
Published 31 May 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



tcpdump, Ethereal, and other sniffer packages allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service via malformed DNS packets in which a jump offset refers to itself, which causes tcpdump to enter an infinite loop while decompressing the packet.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.8.4

  • Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.8.5

  • Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.8.6

  • Lbl Tcpdump 3.4

  • Lbl Tcpdump 3.5a


BID - 1165

BUGTRAQ - 20000502 Denial of service attack against tcpdump

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:40