SuSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ZYPP Patch Number 2028)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29419


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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

- 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. (CVE-2006-4333)

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.


Apply ZYPP patch number 2028.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29419

File Name: suse_ethereal-2028.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4333

CWE: 399