Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ethereal (MDKSA-2003:070)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14053
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA number of string handling bugs were found in the packet dissectors in ethereal that can be exploited using specially crafted packets to cause ethereal to consume excessive amounts of memory, crash, or even execute arbitrary code.
These vulnerabilities have been fixed upsteam in ethereal 0.9.13 and all users are encouraged to upgrade.
SolutionUpdate the affected ethereal package.