GLSA-200403-07 : Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14458


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-07 (Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal)

There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.3, including:
Thirteen buffer overflows in the following protocol dissectors: NetFlow, IGAP, EIGRP, PGM, IrDA, BGP, ISUP, and TCAP.
A zero-length Presentation protocol selector could make Ethereal crash.
A vulnerability in the RADIUS packet dissector which may crash ethereal.
A corrupt color filter file could cause a segmentation fault.
Impact :

These vulnerabilities may cause Ethereal to crash or may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's computer.
Workaround :

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.


All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3' # emerge '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14458

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200403-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:ethereal, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/03/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0176, CVE-2004-0365, CVE-2004-0367

OSVDB: 4462, 4463

GLSA: 200403-07