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.
Several denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's protocol
dissectors. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it reads a
malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-1932, CVE-2006-1933,
CVE-2006-1937, CVE-2006-1938, CVE-2006-1939, CVE-2006-1940)
Several buffer overflow bugs were found in Ethereal's COPS, telnet,
and ALCAP dissectors as well as Network Instruments file code and
NetXray/Windows Sniffer file code. Ethereal could crash or execute
arbitrary code if it reads a malformed packet off the network.
(CVE-2006-1934, CVE-2006-1935, CVE-2006-1936)
Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages containing
version 0.99.0, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
See also :
Update the affected ethereal and / or ethereal-gnome packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true