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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors (GLSA 200510-25)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 30, 2005
Bug(s): #109348
ID: 200510-25

Synopsis


Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities, potentially resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code or abnormal termination.


Background


Ethereal is a feature-rich network protocol analyzer.


Affected Packages

Package: net-analyzer/ethereal
Vulnerable: < 0.10.13-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.10.13-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior
to 0.10.13, including:
  • The SLIM3 and AgentX dissectors
    could overflow a buffer (CVE-2005-3243).
  • iDEFENSE discovered a
    buffer overflow in the SRVLOC dissector (CVE-2005-3184).
  • Multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have been fixed, see
    References for further details.

Furthermore an infinite
loop was discovered in the IRC protocol dissector of the 0.10.13
release (CVE-2005-3313).


Impact


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.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.13-r1"


References

CVE-2005-3184
CVE-2005-3241
CVE-2005-3242
CVE-2005-3243
CVE-2005-3244
CVE-2005-3245
CVE-2005-3246
CVE-2005-3247
CVE-2005-3248
CVE-2005-3249
CVE-2005-3313
Ethereal enpa-sa-00021


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