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RHSA-2005:306: ethereal security update

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RHSA-2005:306: ethereal security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/08/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The ethereal package is a program for monitoring network traffic. A number of security flaws have been discovered in Ethereal. On a system where Ethereal is running, a remote attacker could send malicious packets to trigger these flaws and cause Ethereal to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code. A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the Etheric dissector. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0704 to this issue. The GPRS-LLC dissector could crash if the "ignore cipher bit" option was set. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0705 to this issue. A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the 3GPP2 A11 dissector. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0699 to this issue. A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the IAPP dissector. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0739 to this issue. Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain version 0.10.10 and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

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

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