GLSA-200507-27 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200507-27
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities)

There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior
to 0.10.12, including:
The SMB dissector could overflow a
buffer or exhaust memory (CAN-2005-2365).
iDEFENSE discovered
that several dissectors are vulnerable to format string overflows
(CAN-2005-2367).
Additionally multiple potential crashes in
many dissectors have been fixed, see References for further
details.

Impact :

An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal or 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.

See also :

http://ethereal.archive.sunet.se/appnotes/enpa-sa-00020.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-27.xml

Solution :

All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.12'

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: 19329 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-27.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2360
CVE-2005-2361
CVE-2005-2362
CVE-2005-2363
CVE-2005-2364
CVE-2005-2365
CVE-2005-2366
CVE-2005-2367