Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Ethereal, which may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code or crash the program.
|Package||net-analyzer/ethereal on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.10.10|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.10.10|
Ethereal is a feature rich network protocol analyzer.
There are multiple vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal earlier than 0.10.10, including:
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.
For a temporary workaround you can disable all affected protocol dissectors. However, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to the latest stable version.
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.10"
March 12, 2005
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