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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-17
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)
Coverity discovered numerous vulnerabilities in versions of
Ethereal prior to 0.99.0, including:
buffer overflows in the ALCAP (CVE-2006-1934), COPS (CVE-2006-1935)
and telnet (CVE-2006-1936) dissectors.
in the NetXray/Windows Sniffer and Network Instruments file code
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A possible hacker might be able to exploit these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.99.0"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
|DELL PowerConnect 5548 48-PORT Gigabit 2-PORT SFP+ Switch L3
|Mikrotik Routerboard RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN Sfp Port plus 10 Port Ethernet
|HP / QLogic NC523SFP QLE3242-HP 10GB 2-Port Server Adapter 593742-001 593715-001
|Dell N20KJ Broadcom 57810S 10GbE DP SFP+ PCIe Converged Network Adapter-No SFP
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