SuSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ZYPP Patch Number 2248)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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

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

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

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

- The WBXML dissector could be used to crash ethereal.

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

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 2248.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29420 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4574

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