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|Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200604-17 ] Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in pro
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors (GLSA 200604-17)
Date: April 27, 2006
Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
Ethereal is a feature-rich network protocol analyzer.
Vulnerable: < 0.99.0
Unaffected: >= 0.99.0
Architectures: All supported architectures
Coverity discovered numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.99.0, including:
For further details please consult the references below.
- buffer overflows in the ALCAP (CVE-2006-1934), COPS (CVE-2006-1935) and telnet (CVE-2006-1936) dissectors.
- buffer overflows in the NetXray/Windows Sniffer and Network Instruments file code (CVE-2006-1934).
An attacker might be able to exploit 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-0.99.0"
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