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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-17
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)
Coverity discovered numerous vulnerabilities in versions of
Ethereal prior to 0.99.0, including:
buffer overflows in the ALCAP (CVE-2006-1934), COPS (CVE-2006-1935)
and telnet (CVE-2006-1936) dissectors.
in the NetXray/Windows Sniffer and Network Instruments file code
For further details please consult the
An attacker might be able to exploit these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.99.0'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21299 (gentoo_GLSA-200604-17.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 17682
CVE ID: CVE-2006-1932CVE-2006-1933CVE-2006-1934CVE-2006-1935CVE-2006-1936CVE-2006-1937CVE-2006-1938CVE-2006-1939CVE-2006-1940
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