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[ GLSA 200505-03 ] Ethereal: Numerous vulnerabilities
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 19:28:23 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200505-03
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  Severity: High
     Title: Ethereal: Numerous vulnerabilities
      Date: May 06, 2005
      Bugs: #90539
        ID: 200505-03

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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      < 0.10.11                   >= 0.10.11

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

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

* The ANSI A and DHCP dissectors are vulnerable to format string
  vulnerabilities.

* The DISTCC, FCELS, SIP, ISIS, CMIP, CMP, CMS, CRMF, ESS, OCSP,
  PKIX1Explitit, PKIX Qualified, X.509, Q.931, MEGACO, NCP, ISUP, TCAP
  and Presentation dissectors are vulnerable to buffer overflows.

* The KINK, WSP, SMB Mailslot, H.245, MGCP, Q.931, RPC, GSM and SMB
  NETLOGON dissectors are vulnerable to pointer handling errors.

* The LMP, KINK, MGCP, RSVP, SRVLOC, EIGRP, MEGACO, DLSw, NCP and
  L2TP dissectors are vulnerable to looping problems.

* The Telnet and DHCP dissectors could abort.

* The TZSP, Bittorrent, SMB, MGCP and ISUP dissectors could cause a
  segmentation fault.

* The WSP, 802.3 Slow protocols, BER, SMB Mailslot, SMB, NDPS, IAX2,
  RADIUS, SMB PIPE, MRDISC and TCAP dissectors could throw assertions.

* The DICOM, NDPS and ICEP dissectors are vulnerable to memory
  handling errors.

* The GSM MAP, AIM, Fibre Channel,SRVLOC, NDPS, LDAP and NTLMSSP
  dissectors could terminate abnormallly.

Impact
======

An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal and 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-0.10.11"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Ethereal enpa-sa-00019
        http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00019.html
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-1456
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1456
  [ 3 ] CAN-2005-1457
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1457
  [ 4 ] CAN-2005-1458
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1458
  [ 5 ] CAN-2005-1459
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1459
  [ 6 ] CAN-2005-1460
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1460
  [ 7 ] CAN-2005-1461
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1461
  [ 8 ] CAN-2005-1462
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1462
  [ 9 ] CAN-2005-1463
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1463
  [ 10 ] CAN-2005-1464
         http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1464
  [ 11 ] CAN-2005-1465
         http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1465
  [ 12 ] CAN-2005-1466
         http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1466
  [ 13 ] CAN-2005-1467
         http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1467
  [ 14 ] CAN-2005-1468
         http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1468
  [ 15 ] CAN-2005-1469
         http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1469
  [ 16 ] CAN-2005-1470
         http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1470

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-03.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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