GLSA-200604-17 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 21299


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-17 (Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)

Coverity discovered numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.99.0, including:
buffer overflows in the ALCAP (CVE-2006-1934), COPS (CVE-2006-1935) and telnet (CVE-2006-1936) dissectors.
buffer overflows in the NetXray/Windows Sniffer and Network Instruments file code (CVE-2006-1934).
For further details please consult the references below.
Impact :

An attacker might be able to exploit 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-0.99.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 21299

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200604-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/04/28

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1932, CVE-2006-1933, CVE-2006-1934, CVE-2006-1935, CVE-2006-1936, CVE-2006-1937, CVE-2006-1938, CVE-2006-1939, CVE-2006-1940

BID: 17682

OSVDB: 24906, 24907, 24908, 24909, 24910, 24911, 24912, 24913, 24914, 24915, 24916, 24917, 24918, 24919, 24920, 24921, 24922, 24923, 24924, 24925, 24926, 24927, 24928, 24929, 24930, 24931, 24932, 24933

GLSA: 200604-17