openSUSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ethereal-2246)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27207


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Various problems have been fixed in the network analyzer Ethereal, most leading to crashes of the ethereal program.

CVE-2006-5740: A unspecified vulnerability in the LDAP dissector could be used to crash Ethereal.

CVE-2006-4574: A single \0 byte heap overflow was fixed in the MIME multipart dissector. Potential of exploitability is unknown, but considered low.

CVE-2006-4805: A denial of service problem in the XOT dissector can cause it to take up huge amount of memory and crash ethereal.

CVE-2006-5469: The WBXML dissector could be used to crash ethereal.

CVE-2006-5468: A NULL pointer dereference in the HTTP dissector could crash ethereal.


Update the affected ethereal packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27207

File Name: suse_ethereal-2246.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2006/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4574, CVE-2006-4805, CVE-2006-5468, CVE-2006-5469, CVE-2006-5740