GLSA-200403-07 : Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-07
(Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal)

There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.3, including:
Thirteen buffer overflows in the following protocol dissectors: NetFlow, IGAP, EIGRP, PGM, IrDA, BGP, ISUP, and TCAP.
A zero-length Presentation protocol selector could make Ethereal crash.
A vulnerability in the RADIUS packet dissector which may crash ethereal.
A corrupt color filter file could cause a segmentation fault.

Impact :

These vulnerabilities may cause Ethereal to crash or may allow an attacker
to run arbitrary code on the user's computer.

Workaround :

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

See also :

Solution :

All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3'
# emerge '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14458 (gentoo_GLSA-200403-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0176

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