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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:16 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200406-01 ] Ethereal: Multiple security problems Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Ethereal: Multiple security problems (GLSA 200406-01)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 04, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #51022
ID: 200406-01

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities including one buffer overflow exist in Ethereal, which may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code or crash the program.

Background

Ethereal is a feature rich network protocol analyzer.

Affected Packages

Package: net-analyzer/ethereal
Vulnerable: <= 0.10.3
Unaffected: >= 0.10.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.4, including:
  • A buffer overflow in the MMSE dissector.
  • Under specific conditions a SIP packet could make Ethereal crash.
  • The AIM dissector could throw an assertion, causing Ethereal to crash.
  • The SPNEGO dissector could dereference a null pointer, causing a crash.


Impact

An attacker could use these vulnerabilities to crash Ethereal or even execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Ethereal, which could be the root user.

Workaround

For a temporary workaround you can disable all affected protocol dissectors by selecting Analyze->Enabled Protocols... and deselecting them from the list. However, it is strongly recommended to upgrade to the latest stable release.

Resolution

All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.4"
# emerge ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.4"


References

Ethereal enpa-sa-00014
CVE-2004-0504
CVE-2004-0505
CVE-2004-0506
CVE-2004-0507


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