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[ GLSA 200507-27 ] Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 07:35:48 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200507-27
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  Severity: High
     Title: Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: July 28, 2005
      Bugs: #100316
        ID: 200507-27

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Synopsis
========

Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities potentially
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or abnormal termination.

Background
==========

Ethereal is a feature-rich network protocol analyzer.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                /  Vulnerable  /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-analyzer/ethereal      < 0.10.12                   >= 0.10.12

Description
===========

There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to
0.10.12, including:

* The SMB dissector could overflow a buffer or exhaust memory
  (CAN-2005-2365).

* iDEFENSE discovered that several dissectors are vulnerable to
  format string overflows (CAN-2005-2367).

* Additionally multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have
  been fixed, see References for further details.

Impact
======

An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running Ethereal, which could be the root user.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.12"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Ethereal enpa-sa-00020
        http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00020.html
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-2360
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2360
  [ 3 ] CAN-2005-2361
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2361
  [ 4 ] CAN-2005-2362
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2362
  [ 5 ] CAN-2005-2363
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2363
  [ 6 ] CAN-2005-2364
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2364
  [ 7 ] CAN-2005-2365
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2365
  [ 8 ] CAN-2005-2366
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2366
  [ 9 ] CAN-2005-2367
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2367

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-27.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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