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RHSA-2003:076: Updated ethereal packages fix security vulnerabilities

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RHSA-2003:076: Updated ethereal packages fix security vulnerabilities

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/02/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated ethereal packages are now available which fix a format string bug and a heap-based buffer overflow.

Ethereal is a package designed for monitoring network traffic on your system. Ethereal 0.9.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via carefully crafted SOCKS packets. Red Hat would like to thank Georgi Guninski for reporting this issue. Additionally, a heap-based buffer overflow in the NTLMSSP code for Ethereal 0.9.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. Users of Ethereal should update to the erratum packages containing Ethereal version 0.9.11 which are not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-ethereal
  • redhat-upgrade-ethereal-gnome

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