RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : ethereal (RHSA-2006:0156)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20480


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated 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.


Update the affected ethereal and / or ethereal-gnome packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20480

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ethereal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ethereal-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3313, CVE-2005-3651, CVE-2005-4585

BID: 15219, 15794, 16076

OSVDB: 20400, 21599, 22092

RHSA: 2006:0156