GLSA-200506-07 : Ettercap: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-07
(Ettercap: Format string vulnerability)

The curses_msg function of Ettercap's Ncurses-based user interface
insecurely implements formatted printing.

Impact :

A remote attacker could craft a malicious network flow that would
result in executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the Ettercap tool, which is often root.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200506-07.xml

Solution :

All Ettercap users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ettercap-0.7.3'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18464 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1796