Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ethereal (MDKSA-2003:070)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14053


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A 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.


Update the affected ethereal package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14053

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-070.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2014/04/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

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: 2003/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0428, CVE-2003-0429, CVE-2003-0431, CVE-2003-0432

MDKSA: 2003:070