GLSA-200510-25 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20118


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-25 (Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)

There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.13, including:
The SLIM3 and AgentX dissectors could overflow a buffer (CVE-2005-3243).
iDEFENSE discovered a buffer overflow in the SRVLOC dissector (CVE-2005-3184).
Multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have been fixed, see References for further details.
Furthermore an infinite loop was discovered in the IRC protocol dissector of the 0.10.13 release (CVE-2005-3313).
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-0.10.13-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20118

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-25.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/02

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3184, 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, CVE-2005-3313

OSVDB: 20121, 20122, 20123, 20124, 20125, 20126, 20127, 20128, 20129, 20130, 20131, 20132, 20133, 20134, 20135, 20136, 20137, 20400

GLSA: 200510-25