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MDKSA-2003:051: ethereal

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the ethereal package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:051 (ethereal).


A vulnerability was discovered in Ethereal 0.9.9 and earlier that permits a
remote attacker to use specially crafted SOCKS packets to cause a denial of
service (DoS) and possibly execute arbitrary code.
A similar vulnerability also exists in the NTLMSSP code in Ethereal 0.9.9 and
earlier, due to a heap-based buffer overflow.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:051
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7050

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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