GLSA-200507-27 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 19329


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-27 (Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities)

There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.12, including:
The SMB dissector could overflow a buffer or exhaust memory (CAN-2005-2365).
iDEFENSE discovered that several dissectors are vulnerable to format string overflows (CAN-2005-2367).
Additionally multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have been fixed, see References for further details.
Impact :

An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.12'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19329

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200507-27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/31

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2360, CVE-2005-2361, CVE-2005-2362, CVE-2005-2363, CVE-2005-2364, CVE-2005-2365, CVE-2005-2366, CVE-2005-2367

BID: 14399

OSVDB: 18362, 18363, 18364, 18365, 18366, 18367, 18368, 18369, 18370, 18371, 18372, 18373, 18374, 18375, 18376, 18377, 18378, 18379, 18380, 18381, 18382, 18383, 18384, 18385, 18386, 18387, 18388, 18670

GLSA: 200507-27