openSUSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ethereal-2029)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27206


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A security problem was fixed in ethereal, which could be used by remote attackers to hang the ethereal process.

CVE-2006-4333: If the SSCOP dissector has a port range configured AND the SSCOP payload protocol is Q.2931, a malformed packet could make the Q.2931 dissector use up available memory. No port range is configured by default.

The vulnerabilities tracked by the Mitre CVE IDs CVE-2006-4330 (SCSI dissector), CVE-2006-4331 (ESP decryption), CVE-2006-4332 (DHCP dissector) do not affect our shipped ethereal releases.


Update the affected ethereal packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27206

File Name: suse_ethereal-2029.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ethereal, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ethereal-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4330, CVE-2006-4331, CVE-2006-4332, CVE-2006-4333

CWE: 399