This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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.
Ethereal is a program for monitoring network traffic.
Two denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's IRC and GTP
protocol dissectors. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it
reads a malformed IRC or GTP packet off the network. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the
names CVE-2005-3313 and CVE-2005-4585 to these issues.
A buffer overflow bug was found in Ethereal's OSPF protocol dissector.
Ethereal could crash or execute arbitrary code if it reads a malformed
OSPF packet off the network. (CVE-2005-3651)
Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages containing
version 0.10.14, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
See also :
Update the affected ethereal and / or ethereal-gnome packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : false