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[GLSA-200507-27] Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-27
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities)


There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior
to 0.10.12, including:
The SMB dissector could overflow a
buffer or exhaust memory (CVE-2005-2365).
iDEFENSE discovered
that several dissectors are vulnerable to format string overflows
(CVE-2005-2367).
Additionally multiple potential crashes in
many dissectors have been fixed, see References for further
details.

Impact

A possible hacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running Ethereal, which could be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00020.html
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2360
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2361
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2362
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2363
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2364
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2365
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2366
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2367


Solution:
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.12"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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