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[GLSA-200506-07] Ettercap: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Ettercap: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-07
(Ettercap: Format string vulnerability)


The curses_msg function of Ettercap's Ncurses-based user interface
insecurely implements formatted printing.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious network flow that would
result in executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the Ettercap tool, which is often root.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1796


Solution:
All Ettercap users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ettercap-0.7.3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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