RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : ethereal (RHSA-2005:809)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20105
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The ethereal package is a program for monitoring network traffic.
A number of security flaws have been discovered in Ethereal. On a system where Ethereal is running, a remote attacker could send malicious packets to trigger these flaws and cause Ethereal to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the names CVE-2005-3241, CVE-2005-3242, CVE-2005-3243, CVE-2005-3244, CVE-2005-3245, CVE-2005-3246, CVE-2005-3247, CVE-2005-3248, CVE-2005-3249, and CVE-2005-3184 to these issues.
Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain version 0.10.13 and are not vulnerable to these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected ethereal and / or ethereal-gnome packages.