SUSE-SA:2003:019: ethereal

High Nessus Plugin ID 13789


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The 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.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13789

File Name: suse_SA_2003_019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2010/10/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0081

BID: 7049