GLSA-200604-17 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 21299
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.99.0'