FreeBSD : ethereal -- multiple protocol dissectors vulnerabilities (831a6a66-79fa-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19007


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


An Ethreal Security Advisories reports :

Issues have been discovered in the following protocol dissectors :

- The COPS dissector could go into an infinite loop. CVE:

- The DLSw dissector could cause an assertion. CVE : CAN-2005-0007

- The DNP dissector could cause memory corruption. CVE : CAN-2005-0008

- The Gnutella dissector could cuase an assertion. CVE : CAN-2005-0009

- The MMSE dissector could free statically-allocated memory. CVE:

- The X11 dissector is vulnerable to a string buffer overflow. CVE:

Impact: It may be possible to make Ethereal crash or run arbitrary code by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19007

File Name: freebsd_pkg_831a6a6679fa11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ethereal, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ethereal-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tethereal, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tethereal-lite, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0006, CVE-2005-0007, CVE-2005-0008, CVE-2005-0009, CVE-2005-0010, CVE-2005-0084

BID: 12326