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[ GLSA 200604-17 ] Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 07:16:51 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200604-17
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  Severity: High
     Title: Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors
      Date: April 27, 2006
      Bugs: #130505
        ID: 200604-17

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Synopsis
========

Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities, potentially
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Ethereal is a feature-rich network protocol analyzer.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                /  Vulnerable  /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-analyzer/ethereal      < 0.99.0                     >= 0.99.0

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

Coverity discovered numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal
prior to 0.99.0, including:

* buffer overflows in the ALCAP (CVE-2006-1934), COPS (CVE-2006-1935)
  and telnet (CVE-2006-1936) dissectors.

* buffer overflows in the NetXray/Windows Sniffer and Network
  Instruments file code (CVE-2006-1934).

For further details please consult the references below.

Impact
======

An attacker might be able to exploit 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-0.99.0"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-1932
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1932
  [ 2 ] CVE-2006-1933
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1933
  [ 3 ] CVE-2006-1934
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1934
  [ 4 ] CVE-2006-1935
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1935
  [ 5 ] CVE-2006-1936
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1936
  [ 6 ] CVE-2006-1937
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1937
  [ 7 ] CVE-2006-1938
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1938
  [ 8 ] CVE-2006-1939
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1939
  [ 9 ] CVE-2006-1940
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1940
  [ 10 ] Ethereal enpa-sa-00023
         http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00023.html

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200604-17.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 2006 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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