GLSA 200403-07: Ethereal
Posted on: 03/29/2004 05:24 AM

An Ethereal update for Gentoo Linux has been released

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200403-07
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http://security.gentoo.org
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Severity: High
Title: Multiple remote overflows and vulnerabilities in Ethereal
Date: March 28, 2004
Bugs: #45543
ID: 200403-07

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Synopsis
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Mulitple overflows and vulnerabilities exist in Ethereal which may allow an attacker to crash the program or run arbitrary code.

Background
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Quote from http://www.ethereal.com

"Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It has all of the standard features you would expect in a protocol analyzer, and several features not seen in any other product. Its open source license allows talented experts in the networking community to add enhancements. It runs on all popular computing platforms, including Unix, Linux, and Windows.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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net-analyzer/ethereal <= 0.10.2 >= 0.10.3

Description
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There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.3, including:

* Thirteen buffer overflows in the following protocol dissectors:
NetFlow, IGAP, EIGRP, PGM, IrDA, BGP, ISUP, and TCAP.

* A zero-length Presentation protocol selector could make Ethereal
crash.

* A vulnerability in the RADIUS packet dissector which may crash
ethereal.

* A corrupt color filter file could cause a segmentation fault.

Impact
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These vulnerabilities may cause Ethereal to crash or may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on the user's computer.

Workaround
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While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution
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All users should upgrade to the current version of the affected package:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3"
# emerge ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.3"

References
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[ 1 ] http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00013.html
[ 2 ] http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0176
[ 3 ] http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0365
[ 4 ] http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0367

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.


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