Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ethereal (MDKSA-2006:002)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20472


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


Three vulnerabilities were discovered in Ethereal 0.10.13 :

The IRC and GTP dissectors could go into an infinite loop.

A buffer overflow was discovered by iDefense in the OSPF dissector.

Ethereal has been upgraded to 0.10.14 which does not suffer from these problems.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20472

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-002.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/02/16

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: 2006/01/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3651

BID: 15794

OSVDB: 21599

MDKSA: 2006:002