OpenPKG Alert: OpenPKG Security Advisory (ethereal)
According to a vendor security advisory based on hints from Stefan Esser and Jonathan Heussser, several vulnerabilities of various types exist in the Ethereal network protocol analyzer. Namely, it may be possible to make Ethereal crash or run arbitrary code by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire, by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file, or by creating a malformed color filter file.
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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
Vulnerability: arbitrary code execution
OpenPKG Specific: no
Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT <= ethereal-0.10.2-20040329 >= ethereal-0.10.3-20040330
OpenPKG 2.0 <= ethereal-0.10.0a-2.0.0 >= ethereal-0.10.0a-2.0.1
OpenPKG 1.3 <= ethereal-0.9.14-1.3.0 >= ethereal-0.9.14-1.3.1
Dependent Packages: none
According to a vendor security advisory  based on hints from Stefan
Esser and Jonathan Heussser, several vulnerabilities of various types
exist in the Ethereal network protocol analyzer . Namely, it may be
possible to make Ethereal crash or run arbitrary code by injecting a
purposefully malformed packet onto the wire, by convincing someone to
read a malformed packet trace file, or by creating a malformed color
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the
identifiers CAN-2004-0176  and CAN-2004-0365  to the problems
concerning protocol dissectors and RADIUS packets.
The zero-length presentation protocol selector vulnerability named in
the Ethereal vendor advisory does not affect OpenPKG though, because
such presentation protocol selectors are not implemented in any
Ethereal versions released by OpenPKG.
Please check whether you are affected by running "/bin/rpm
-q ethereal". If you have the "ethereal" package installed and its
version is affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately
upgrade it (see Solution) .
Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
, fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service  or a mirror
location, verify its integrity , build a corresponding binary
RPM from it  and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the
binary RPM . For the most recent release OpenPKG 2.0, perform the
following operations to permanently fix the security problem (for
other releases adjust accordingly).
$ ftp http://ftp.openpkg.org
ftp> cd release/2.0/UPD
ftp> get ethereal-0.10.0a-2.0.1.src.rpm
$ /bin/openpkg rpm -v --checksig ethereal-0.10.0a-2.0.1.src.rpm
$ /bin/openpkg rpm --rebuild ethereal-0.10.0a-2.0.1.src.rpm
$ su -
# /bin/openpkg rpm -Fvh /RPM/PKG/ethereal-0.10.0a-2.0.1.*.rpm
For security reasons, this advisory was digitally signed with the
OpenPGP public key "OpenPKG " (ID 63C4CB9F) of the
OpenPKG project which you can retrieve from http://pgp.openpkg.org and
hkp://pgp.openpkg.org. Follow the instructions on http://pgp.openpkg.org/
for details on how to verify the integrity of this advisory.
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