Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ethereal (MDKSA-2004:002)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14102


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Two vulnerabilities were discovered in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.0 that can be exploited to make Ethereal crash by injecting malformed packets onto the wire or by convincing a user to read a malformed packet trace file. The first vulnerability is in the SMB dissector and the second is in the Q.391 dissector. It is not known whether or not these issues could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

The updated packages provide Ethereal 0.10.0 which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected ethereal package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14102

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-002.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ethereal, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1012, CVE-2003-1013

MDKSA: 2004:002