GLSA-201405-12 : Ettercap: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74055


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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).
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ettercap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ettercap-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74055

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201405-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ettercap, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3843, CVE-2010-3844, CVE-2013-0722

BID: 44078, 57175

GLSA: 201405-12