GLSA-201405-12 : Ettercap: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74055
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-12 (Ettercap: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ettercap:
Ettercap does not handle temporary files securely (CVE-2010-3843).
A format string flaw in Ettercap could cause a buffer overflow (CVE-2010-3844).
A stack-based buffer overflow exists in Ettercap (CVE-2013-0722).
A remote attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted configuration file using Ettercap, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Ettercap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ettercap-0.7.5.2'