GLSA-200604-17 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-17
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)

Coverity discovered numerous vulnerabilities in versions of
Ethereal prior to 0.99.0, including:
buffer overflows in the ALCAP (CVE-2006-1934), COPS (CVE-2006-1935)
and telnet (CVE-2006-1936) dissectors.
buffer overflows
in the NetXray/Windows Sniffer and Network Instruments file code
For further details please consult the
references below.

Impact :

An attacker might be able to exploit 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-0.99.0'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21299 (gentoo_GLSA-200604-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 17682

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1932

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now