Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ethereal (MDKSA-2003:051)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14035


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in Ethereal 0.9.9 and earlier that allows a remote attacker to use specially crafted SOCKS packets to cause a denial of service (DoS) and possibly execute arbitrary code.

A similar vulnerability also exists in the NTLMSSP code in Ethereal 0.9.9 and earlier, due to a heap-based buffer overflow.


Update the affected ethereal package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14035

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-051.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ethereal, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0081, CVE-2003-0159

MDKSA: 2003:051