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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0028 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
Multiple problems in Ethereal versions 0.8.20 to 0.10.13
12 January 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Ethereal 0.8.20 to 0.10.13
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2005-3313 CVE-2005-3651 CVE-2005-4585
Original Bulletin: http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00022.html
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Name: Multiple problems in Ethereal versions 0.8.20 to 0.10.13
Date: December 27, 2005
Versions affected: 0.8.20 up to and including 0.10.13
Three security issues have turned up since Ethereal 0.10.13 was released:
* The IRC dissector could go into an infinite loop.
Versions affected: 0.10.13.
* The GTP dissector could go into an infinite loop.
Versions affected: 0.9.1 to 0.10.13.
* iDefense found a buffer overflow in the OSPF dissector.
Versions affected: 0.8.20 to 0.10.13. CVE: CAN-2005-3651
It may be possible to make Ethereal crash, use up available system
resources, or run arbitrary code by injecting a purposefully malformed
packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed trace
Upgrade to 0.10.14.
If you are running a version prior to 0.10.14 and you cannot upgrade,
you can disable the GTP, IRC, and OSPF protocol dissectors by selecting
Analyze->Enabled Protocols... and disabling them in the list.
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