SuSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ZYPP Patch Number 2248)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29420


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


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

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

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

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

- The WBXML dissector could be used to crash ethereal.

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


Apply ZYPP patch number 2248.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29420

File Name: suse_ethereal-2248.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/09

Reference Information

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