GLSA-200403-07 : Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14458
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
These vulnerabilities may cause Ethereal to crash or may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's computer.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
SolutionAll 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'