RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : ethereal (RHSA-2006:0156)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20480
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.
Ethereal is a program for monitoring network traffic.
Two denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's IRC and GTP protocol dissectors. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it reads a malformed IRC or GTP packet off the network. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the names CVE-2005-3313 and CVE-2005-4585 to these issues.
A buffer overflow bug was found in Ethereal's OSPF protocol dissector.
Ethereal could crash or execute arbitrary code if it reads a malformed OSPF packet off the network. (CVE-2005-3651)
Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages containing version 0.10.14, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected ethereal and / or ethereal-gnome packages.