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GLSA: ethereal (200303-10)
From: Daniel Ahlberg <aliz () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 21:12:46 +0100

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200303-10
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          PACKAGE : ethereal
          SUMMARY : arbitrary code execution
             DATE : 2003-03-09 20:12 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <0.9.10
    FIXED VERSION : >=0.9.10
              CVE : 

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- From advisory:
"The SOCKS dissector in Ethereal 0.9.9 is susceptible to a format 
string overflow. This vulnerability has been present in Ethereal since 
the SOCKS dissector was introduced in version 0.8.7. It was discovered 
by Georgi Guninski. Additionally, the NTLMSSP code is susceptible to a 
heap overflow. All users of Ethereal 0.9.9 and below are encouraged 
to upgrade. "

Read the full advisory at:
http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00008.html

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-analyzer/ethereal upgrade to ethereal-0.9.10 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge ethereal
emerge clean

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aliz () gentoo org - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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