Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ethereal (MDKSA-2004:152)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16014


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in Ethereal :

- Matthew Bing discovered a bug in DICOM dissection that could make Ethereal crash (CVE-2004-1139)

- An invalid RTP timestamp could make Ethereal hang and create a large temporary file, possibly filling available disk space (CVE-2004-1140)

- The HTTP dissector could access previously-freed memory, causing a crash (CVE-2004-1141)

- Brian Caswell discovered that an improperly formatted SMB packet could make Ethereal hang, maximizing CPU utilization (CVE-2004-1142)

Ethereal 0.10.8 was released to correct these problems and is being provided.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16014

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-152.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/21

Modified: 2013/08/09

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, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ethereal-tools, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ethereal0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libethereal0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tethereal, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1139, CVE-2004-1140, CVE-2004-1141, CVE-2004-1142

MDKSA: 2004:152