Debian Security Advisory DSA 1049-1 (ethereal)

Published: 2008-01-17 22:09:45
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.10.10-2sarge5. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your ethereal Linux Distribution Packages.

The remote host is missing an update to ethereal announced via advisory DSA 1049-1. Gerald Combs reported several vulnerabilities in ethereal, a popular network traffic analyser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2006-1932 The OID printing routine is susceptible to an off-by-one error. CVE-2006-1933 The UMA and BER dissectors could go into an infinite loop. CVE-2006-1934 The Network Instruments file code could overrun a buffer. CVE-2006-1935 The COPS dissector contains a potential buffer overflow. CVE-2006-1936 The telnet dissector contains a buffer overflow. CVE-2006-1937 Bugs in the SRVLOC and AIM dissector, and in the statistics counter could crash ethereal. CVE-2006-1938 Null pointer dereferences in the SMB PIPE dissector and when reading a malformed Sniffer capture could crash ethereal. CVE-2006-1939 Null pointer dereferences in the ASN.1, GSM SMS, RPC and ASN.1-based dissector and an invalid display filter could crash ethereal. CVE-2006-1940 The SNDCP dissector could cause an unintended abortion. For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.4-1woody15.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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