GLSA-200507-27 : 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-200507-27
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities)

There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior
to 0.10.12, including:
The SMB dissector could overflow a
buffer or exhaust memory (CAN-2005-2365).
iDEFENSE discovered
that several dissectors are vulnerable to format string overflows
Additionally multiple potential crashes in
many dissectors have been fixed, see References for further

Impact :

An attacker might be able to use 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 :

Solution :

All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.12'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19329 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-27.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 14399

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2360

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