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RHSA-2006-0420: 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.

Ethereal is a program for monitoring network traffic.

Several denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's protocol
dissectors. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it reads a malformed
packet off the network. (CVE-2006-1932, CVE-2006-1933, CVE-2006-1937,
CVE-2006-1938, CVE-2006-1939, CVE-2006-1940)

Several buffer overflow bugs were found in Ethereal's COPS, telnet, and
ALCAP dissectors as well as Network Instruments file code and
NetXray/Windows Sniffer file code. Ethereal could crash or execute
arbitrary code if it reads a malformed packet off the network.
(CVE-2006-1934, CVE-2006-1935, CVE-2006-1936)

Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages containing
version 0.99.0, which is not vulnerable to these issues.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0420.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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