FreeBSD : ethereal -- Multiple Protocol Dissector Vulnerabilities (21c223f2-d596-11da-8098-00123ffe8333)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 21397
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionSecunia reports :
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Ethereal, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerabilities are caused due to various types of errors including boundary errors, an off-by-one error, an infinite loop error, and several unspecified errors in a multitude of protocol dissectors.
Successful exploitation causes Ethereal to stop responding, consume a large amount of system resources, crash, or execute arbitrary code.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.