How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated Ethereal packages are available which fix various security
[Updated 06 Feb 2003] Added fixed packages for Advanced Workstation
Ethereal is a package designed for monitoring network traffic on your
system. Several security issues have been found in the Ethereal
packages distributed with Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1.
Multiple errors involving signed integers in the BGP dissector in
Ethereal 0.9.7 and earlier allow remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (infinite loop) via malformed messages. This problem was
discovered by Silvio Cesare. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2002-1355 to this
Ethereal 0.9.7 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via malformed
packets to the LMP, PPP, or TDS dissectors. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2002-1356 to this issue.
Users of Ethereal should update to the errata packages containing
Ethereal version 0.9.8 which is not vulnerable to these issues.
See also :
Update the affected ethereal and / or ethereal-gnome packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12341 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2002-1355CVE-2002-1356
Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.