GLSA 200503-16: Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/13/2005 04:18 AM

An Ethereal security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 12, 2005
Bugs: #84547
ID: 200503-16

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Ethereal, which may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code or crash the program.

Background
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Ethereal is a feature rich network protocol analyzer.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/ethereal lt; 0.10.10 gt;= 0.10.10

Description
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There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.10, including:

* The Etheric and 3GPP2 A11 dissectors are vulnerable to buffer overflows (CAN-2005-0704 and CAN-2005-0699).

* The GPRS-LLC could crash when the "ignore cipher bit" option is enabled (CAN-2005-0705).

* Various vulnerabilities in the IAPP, JXTA, and sFlow dissectors.

Impact
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An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash Ethereal and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Ethereal, which could be the root user.

Workaround
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For a temporary workaround you can disable all affected protocol dissectors. However, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to the latest stable version.

Resolution
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All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.10"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0699
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0699
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-0704
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0704
[ 3 ] CAN-2005-0705
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0705
[ 4 ] Ethereal enpa-sa-00018
http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00018.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-16.xml

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.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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