High Nessus Plugin ID 13789
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:019 (ethereal).
Ethereal is a GUI for analyzing and displaying network traffic.
Ethereal is vulnerable to a format string bug in it's SOCKS code and to a heap buffer overflow in it's NTLMSSP code.
These bugs can be abused to crash ethereal or maybe to execute arbitrary code on the machine running ethereal.
There is no temporary workaround known.
Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.