openSUSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ethereal-2246)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Various problems have been fixed in the network analyzer Ethereal,
most leading to crashes of the ethereal program.

CVE-2006-5740: A unspecified vulnerability in the LDAP dissector could
be used to crash Ethereal.

CVE-2006-4574: A single \0 byte heap overflow was fixed in the MIME
multipart dissector. Potential of exploitability is unknown, but
considered low.

CVE-2006-4805: A denial of service problem in the XOT dissector can
cause it to take up huge amount of memory and crash ethereal.

CVE-2006-5469: The WBXML dissector could be used to crash ethereal.

CVE-2006-5468: A NULL pointer dereference in the HTTP dissector could
crash ethereal.

Solution :

Update the affected ethereal packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27207 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4574

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