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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2003:070: 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-2003:070 (ethereal).


A number of string handling bugs were found in the packet dissectors in ethereal
that can be exploited using specially crafted packets to cause ethereal to
consume excessive amounts of memory, crash, or even execute arbitray code.
These vulnerabilities have been fixed upsteam in ethereal 0.9.13 and all users
are encouraged to upgrade.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:070
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7878, 7880, 7881, 7883

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

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