RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : ethereal (RHSA-2005:306)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities
are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The ethereal package is a program for monitoring network traffic.

A number of security flaws have been discovered in Ethereal. On a
system where Ethereal is running, a remote attacker could send
malicious packets to trigger these flaws and cause Ethereal to crash
or potentially execute arbitrary code.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the Etheric dissector. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0704 to this issue.

The GPRS-LLC dissector could crash if the 'ignore cipher bit' option
was set. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0705 to this issue.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the 3GPP2 A11 dissector. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0699 to this issue.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the IAPP dissector. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0739 to this issue.

Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain version 0.10.10 and are not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0699.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0704.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0705.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0739.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0765.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0766.html
http://ethereal.archive.sunet.se/appnotes/enpa-sa-00018.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-306.html

Solution :

Update the affected ethereal and / or ethereal-gnome packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17366 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0699
CVE-2005-0704
CVE-2005-0705
CVE-2005-0739
CVE-2005-0765
CVE-2005-0766