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Security Update: [CSSA-2002-037.0] Linux: various packet handling vunerabilities in ethereal
From: security () caldera com
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:35:56 -0700

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                        SCO Security Advisory

Subject:                Linux: various packet handling vunerabilities in ethereal
Advisory number:        CSSA-2002-037.0
Issue date:             2002 October 24
Cross reference:
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1. Problem Description

        The ASN.1 parser in Ethereal 0.9.2 and earlier allows remote
        attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a certain
        malformed packet, which causes Ethereal to allocate memory
        incorrectly, possibly due to zero-length fields.

        SMB dissector in Ethereal 0.9.3 and earlier allows remote
        attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute
        arbitrary code via malformed packets that cause Ethereal to
        dereference a NULL pointer.

        Buffer overflow in X11 dissector in Ethereal 0.9.3 and earlier
        allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
        and possibly execute arbitrary code while Ethereal is parsing
        keysyms.

        DNS dissector in Ethereal before 0.9.3 allows remote attackers
        to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a malformed
        packet that causes Ethereal to enter an infinite loop.

        Vulnerability in GIOP dissector in Ethereal before 0.9.3
        allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory
        consumption).


2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

        System                          Package
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------

        OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server          prior to ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation     prior to ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        OpenLinux 3.1 Server            prior to ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation       prior to ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm


3. Solution

        The proper solution is to install the latest packages. Many
        customers find it easier to use the Caldera System Updater, called
        cupdate (or kcupdate under the KDE environment), to update these
        packages rather than downloading and installing them by hand.


4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

        4.1 Package Location

        ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Server/CSSA-2002-037.0/RPMS

        4.2 Packages

        9a40c4a30048082eddf7944d80ff4dbe        ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        4.3 Installation

        rpm -Fvh ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        4.4 Source Package Location

        ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Server/CSSA-2002-037.0/SRPMS

        4.5 Source Packages

        8f22f36b6603d154a09b7b3145d2d987        ethereal-0.9.4-1.src.rpm


5. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation

        5.1 Package Location

        ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/CSSA-2002-037.0/RPMS

        5.2 Packages

        9260d8dee3344ae25b29a149be6af9e1        ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        5.3 Installation

        rpm -Fvh ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        5.4 Source Package Location

        ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/CSSA-2002-037.0/SRPMS

        5.5 Source Packages

        256b4438061bbae6aab557728e179ee4        ethereal-0.9.4-1.src.rpm


6. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

        6.1 Package Location

        ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1/Server/CSSA-2002-037.0/RPMS

        6.2 Packages

        cc2c9ee1a4f25c264519061a937e0cda        ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        6.3 Installation

        rpm -Fvh ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        6.4 Source Package Location

        ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1/Server/CSSA-2002-037.0/SRPMS

        6.5 Source Packages

        e04a540fdddb2b48032d3ada7a5f6ae6        ethereal-0.9.4-1.src.rpm


7. OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation

        7.1 Package Location

        ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1/Workstation/CSSA-2002-037.0/RPMS

        7.2 Packages

        2f13e3ae77bbfeabae68fe358ad120c6        ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        7.3 Installation

        rpm -Fvh ethereal-0.9.4-1.i386.rpm

        7.4 Source Package Location

        ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1/Workstation/CSSA-2002-037.0/SRPMS

        7.5 Source Packages

        e18cd26d3cee11344e80432b9043b732        ethereal-0.9.4-1.src.rpm


8. References

        Specific references for this advisory:
                http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0353
                http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0401
                http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0402
                http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0403
                http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0404
                http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00004.html

        SCO security resources:
                http://www.sco.com/support/security/index.html

        This security fix closes SCO incidents sr863791, fz520851,
        erg712037.


9. Disclaimer

        SCO is not responsible for the misuse of any of the information
        we provide on this website and/or through our security
        advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers intended
        to promote secure installation and use of SCO products.

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