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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0806 -- Ethereal enpa-sa-00016
Multiple vulnerabilities in Ethereal versions 0.9.0 to 0.10.7
21 December 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Ethereal 0.10.7 and prior
Operating System: UNIX variants
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
CVE Names: CAN-2004-1142 CAN-2004-1141 CAN-2004-1140
Original Bulletin: http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00016.html
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Name: Multiple problems in Ethereal versions 0.9.0 to 0.10.7
Date: December 15, 2004
Versions affected: 0.9.0 up to and including 0.10.7
Issues have been discovered in the following protocol dissectors:
* Matthew Bing discovered a bug in DICOM dissection that could make
Versions affected: 0.10.4 - 0.10.7
* An invalid RTP timestamp could make Ethereal hang and create a large
temporary file, possibly filling available disk space.
Versions affected: 0.9.16 - 0.10.7
* The HTTP dissector could access previously-freed memory, causing a
Versions affected: 0.10.1 - 0.10.7
* Brian Caswell discovered that an improperly formatted SMB packet could
make Ethereal hang, maximizing CPU utilization.
Versions affected: 0.9.0 - 0.10.7
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 0.10.8.
If you are running a version prior to 0.10.8 and you cannot upgrade, you can
disable the HTTP, DICOM, and SMB protocol dissectors by selecting
Analyze->Enabled Protocols... and deselecting them from the list. However, it
is strongly recommended that you upgrade to 0.10.8.
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