Fedora Core 1 : ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.1 (2004-152)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13712


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Issues have been discovered in the following protocol dissectors :

- A SIP packet could make Ethereal crash under specific conditions, as described in the following message:
http://www.ethereal.com/lists/ethereal-users/200405/msg0 0018.html (0.10.3).

- The AIM dissector could throw an assertion, causing Ethereal to terminate abnormally (0.10.3).

- It was possible for the SPNEGO dissector to dereference a NULL pointer, causing a crash (0.9.8 to 0.10.3).

- The MMSE dissector was susceptible to a buffer overflow. (0.10.1 to 0.10.3).

All users of Ethereal are strongly encouraged to update to these latest packages.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ethereal, ethereal-debuginfo and / or ethereal-gnome packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13712

File Name: fedora_2004-152.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ethereal, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ethereal-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ethereal-gnome, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/06/03

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2004-152