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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-07
(Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal)
There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.3, including:
Thirteen buffer overflows in the following protocol dissectors: NetFlow, IGAP, EIGRP, PGM, IrDA, BGP, ISUP, and TCAP.
A zero-length Presentation protocol selector could make Ethereal crash.
A vulnerability in the RADIUS packet dissector which may crash ethereal.
A corrupt color filter file could cause a segmentation fault.
These vulnerabilities may cause Ethereal to crash or may allow an attacker
to run arbitrary code on the user's computer.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
See also :
All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3'
# emerge '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0