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Fedora Core 2 2004-153: ethereal

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the ethereal package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-153 (ethereal).

Ethereal is a network traffic analyzer for Unix-ish operating systems.

This package lays base for libpcap, a packet capture and filtering
library, contains command-line utilities, contains tests and
documentation for ethereal. A graphical user interface is packaged
separately to GTK+ package.

Update Information:

Issues have been discovered in the following protocol dissectors:

* A SIP packet could make Ethereal crash under specific conditions,
as described in the following message:
http://www.ethereal.com/lists/ethereal-users/200405/msg00018.html
(0.10.3).
* The AIM dissector could throw an assertion, causing Ethereal to
terminate abnormally (0.10.3).
* It was possible for the SPNEGO dissector to dereference a null
pointer, causing a crash (0.9.8 to 0.10.3).
* The MMSE dissector was susceptible to a buffer overflow. (0.10.1
to 0.10.3).

All users of the Ethereal package are strongly encouraged to update to these
latest packages.



Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-153.shtml
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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