GLSA-200503-16 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200503-16
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities)

There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than
0.10.10, including:
The Etheric, 3GPP2 A11 and IAPP dissectors are vulnerable to buffer
overflows (CAN-2005-0704, CAN-2005-0699 and CAN-2005-0739).
The GPRS-LLC could crash when the 'ignore cipher bit' option is
enabled (CAN-2005-0705).
Various vulnerabilities in JXTA and sFlow dissectors.

Impact :

An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running Ethereal, which could be the root user.

Workaround :

For a temporary workaround you can disable all affected protocol
dissectors. However, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to the
latest stable version.

See also :

Solution :

All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.10'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17318 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0699

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