Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or abnormal termination.
|Package||net-analyzer/ethereal on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.10.13-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.10.13-r1|
Ethereal is a feature-rich network protocol analyzer.
There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.13, including:
Furthermore an infinite loop was discovered in the IRC protocol dissector of the 0.10.13 release (CVE-2005-3313).
An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.13-r1"
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