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|Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:50 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200407-08 ] Ethereal: Multiple security problems
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Ethereal: Multiple security problems (GLSA 200407-08)
Date: July 09, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Multiple vulnerabilities including one buffer overflow exist in Ethereal, which may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code or crash the program.
Ethereal is a feature rich network protocol analyzer.
Vulnerable: <= 0.10.4
Unaffected: >= 0.10.5
Architectures: All supported architectures
There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.5, including:
- In some cases the iSNS dissector could cause Ethereal to abort.
- If there was no policy name for a handle for SMB SID snooping it could cause a crash.
- A malformed or missing community string could cause the SNMP dissector to crash.
An attacker could use these vulnerabilities to crash Ethereal or even execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
For a temporary workaround you can disable all affected protocol dissectors by selecting Analyze->Enabled Protocols... and deselecting them from the list. For SMB you can disable SID snooping in the SMB protocol preference. However, it is strongly recommended to upgrade to the latest stable version.
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.5"
# emerge ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.5"
Last edited by GLSA on Tue May 23, 2006 4:17 am; edited 2 times in total