Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ettercap (MDVSA-2013:077)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated ettercap package fixes security vulnerability :

The GTK version of ettercap uses a global settings file at
/tmp/.ettercap_gtk and does not verify ownership of this file. When
parsing this file for settings in gtkui_conf_read\(\)
(src/interfaces/gtk/ec_gtk_conf.c), an unchecked sscanf\(\) call
allows a maliciously placed settings file to overflow a
statically-sized buffer on the stack (CVE-2010-3843).

Solution :

Update the affected ettercap package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66091 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44078

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3843

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