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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-07
(Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal)
There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.3, including:
Thirteen buffer overflows in the following protocol dissectors: NetFlow, IGAP, EIGRP, PGM, IrDA, BGP, ISUP, and TCAP.
A zero-length Presentation protocol selector could make Ethereal crash.
A vulnerability in the RADIUS packet dissector which may crash ethereal.
A corrupt color filter file could cause a segmentation fault.
These vulnerabilities may cause Ethereal to crash or may permit a possible hacker
to run arbitrary code on the user's computer.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3"
# emerge ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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