GLSA-200510-25 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-25
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)

There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior
to 0.10.13, including:
The SLIM3 and AgentX dissectors
could overflow a buffer (CVE-2005-3243).
iDEFENSE discovered a
buffer overflow in the SRVLOC dissector (CVE-2005-3184).
Multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have been fixed, see
References for further details.
Furthermore an infinite
loop was discovered in the IRC protocol dissector of the 0.10.13
release (CVE-2005-3313).

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 :

Solution :

All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.13-r1'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20118 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-25.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3184

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