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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-16
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities)
There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than
The Etheric, 3GPP2 A11 and IAPP dissectors are vulnerable to buffer
overflows (CVE-2005-0704, CVE-2005-0699 and CVE-2005-0739).
The GPRS-LLC could crash when the "ignore cipher bit" option is
Various vulnerabilities in JXTA and sFlow dissectors.
A possible hacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
For a temporary workaround you can disable all affected protocol
dissectors. However, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to the
latest stable version.
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.10"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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