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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-306: ethereal

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the ethereal packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now
available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

The ethereal package is a program for monitoring network traffic.


A number of security flaws have been discovered in Ethereal. On a system
where Ethereal is running, a remote attacker could send malicious packets
to trigger these flaws and cause Ethereal to crash or potentially execute
arbitrary code.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the Etheric dissector. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0704 to this issue.

The GPRS-LLC dissector could crash if the "ignore cipher bit" option was
set. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0705 to this issue.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the 3GPP2 A11 dissector. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-2005-0699 to this issue.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the IAPP dissector. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0739 to this issue.

Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
version 0.10.10 and are not vulnerable to these issues.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-306.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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