GLSA-200604-17 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors

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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-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.
buffer overflows
in the NetXray/Windows Sniffer and Network Instruments file code
(CVE-2006-1934).
For further details please consult the
references below.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://ethereal.archive.sunet.se/appnotes/enpa-sa-00023.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200604-17.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21299 (gentoo_GLSA-200604-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1932
CVE-2006-1933
CVE-2006-1934
CVE-2006-1935
CVE-2006-1936
CVE-2006-1937
CVE-2006-1938
CVE-2006-1939
CVE-2006-1940