Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ethereal (MDKSA-2003:070)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A number of string handling bugs were found in the packet dissectors
in ethereal that can be exploited using specially crafted packets to
cause ethereal to consume excessive amounts of memory, crash, or even
execute arbitrary code.

These vulnerabilities have been fixed upsteam in ethereal 0.9.13 and
all users are encouraged to upgrade.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected ethereal package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14053 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-070.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0428

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