FreeBSD : ethereal -- Multiple Protocol Dissector Vulnerabilities (21c223f2-d596-11da-8098-00123ffe8333)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Secunia reports :

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Ethereal, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or
compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to various types of errors
including boundary errors, an off-by-one error, an infinite loop
error, and several unspecified errors in a multitude of protocol
dissectors.

Successful exploitation causes Ethereal to stop responding, consume a
large amount of system resources, crash, or execute arbitrary code.

See also :

http://ethereal.archive.sunet.se/appnotes/enpa-sa-00023.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?b8948a60

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21397 (freebsd_pkg_21c223f2d59611da809800123ffe8333.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1932
CVE-2006-1933
CVE-2006-1934
CVE-2006-1935
CVE-2006-1936
CVE-2006-1937
CVE-2006-1938
CVE-2006-1939
CVE-2006-1940

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