GLSA-201405-12 : Ettercap: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-12
(Ettercap: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ettercap:
Ettercap does not handle temporary files securely (CVE-2010-3843).
A format string flaw in Ettercap could cause a buffer overflow
A stack-based buffer overflow exists in Ettercap (CVE-2013-0722).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted
configuration file using Ettercap, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Ettercap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ettercap-'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74055 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44078

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3843

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