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[GLSA-200510-25] Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-25
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)


There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior
to 0.10.13, including:
The SLIM3 and AgentX dissectors
could overflow a buffer (CVE-2005-3243).
iDEFENSE discovered a
buffer overflow in the SRVLOC dissector (CVE-2005-3184).
Multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have been fixed, see
References for further details.
Furthermore an infinite
loop was discovered in the IRC protocol dissector of the 0.10.13
release (CVE-2005-3313).

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://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3184
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3241
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3242
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3243
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3244
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3245
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3246
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3247
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3248
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3249
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3313
http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00021.html


Solution:
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.13-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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