Fedora Core 1 Update: ethereal-0.10.5-0.1.1
Posted on: 07/14/2004 07:13 PM

Updated ethereal packages are available for Fedora Core 1

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 1
Name : ethereal
Version : 0.10.5
Release : 0.1.1
Summary : Network traffic analyzer
Description :
Ethereal is a network traffic analyzer for Unix-ish operating systems.

This package lays base for libpcap, a packet capture and filtering library, contains command-line utilities, contains plugins and documentation for ethereal. A graphical user interface is packaged separately to GTK+ package.

Update Information:

Issues have been discovered in the following protocol dissectors:

* The iSNS dissector could make Ethereal abort in some cases. (0.10.3 - 0.10.4) CAN-2004-0633
* SMB SID snooping could crash if there was no policy name for a handle. (0.9.15 - 0.10.4) CAN-2004-0634
* The SNMP dissector could crash due to a malformed or missing community string. (0.8.15 - 0.10.4) CAN-2004-0635


It may be possible to make Ethereal crash or run arbitrary code by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.


Upgrade to 0.10.5.

If you are running a version prior to 0.10.5 and you cannot upgrade, you can disable all of the protocol dissectors listed above by selecting Analyze->Enabled Protocols... and deselecting them from the list. For SMB, you can alternatively disable SID snooping in the SMB protocol preferences. However, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to 0.10.5.
* Fri Jul 09 2004 Phil Knirsch pknirsch@redhat.com 0.10.5-0.1.1

- Update to ethereal-0.10.5 for various security bugfixes.

This update can be downloaded from:

9751b92c7bdefaaf6745b034c8e3204e SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.5-0.1.1.src.rpm
34c62134a742a1fce28a37266f0a8e7c x86_64/ethereal-0.10.5-0.1.1.x86_64.rpm
ecc5eab62824dc34c8de6c4f12a8b8bf i386/ethereal-0.10.5-0.1.1.i386.rpm
1c5004476fe460260699f713cee0ca3a i386/ethereal-gnome-0.10.5-0.1.1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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