Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ettercap (MDVSA-2013:077)
High Nessus Plugin ID 66091
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated ettercap package fixes security vulnerability :
The GTK version of ettercap uses a global settings file at /tmp/.ettercap_gtk and does not verify ownership of this file. When parsing this file for settings in gtkui_conf_read\(\) (src/interfaces/gtk/ec_gtk_conf.c), an unchecked sscanf\(\) call allows a maliciously placed settings file to overflow a statically-sized buffer on the stack (CVE-2010-3843).
SolutionUpdate the affected ettercap package.