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|Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:58 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200507-27 ] Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200507-27)
Date: July 28, 2005
Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or abnormal termination.
Ethereal is a feature-rich network protocol analyzer.
Vulnerable: < 0.10.12
Unaffected: >= 0.10.12
Architectures: All supported architectures
There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.12, including:
- The SMB dissector could overflow a buffer or exhaust memory (CAN-2005-2365).
- iDEFENSE discovered that several dissectors are vulnerable to format string overflows (CAN-2005-2367).
- Additionally multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have been fixed, see References for further details.
An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.12"
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