Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ethereal (MDKSA-2005:227)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20458


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


A stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in the OSPF dissector in Ethereal. This could potentially be abused to allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted packets.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20458

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-227.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2015/03/19

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: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:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3651

BID: 15794

MDKSA: 2005:227