Mandrake alert: Updated ethereal packages fix multiple remotely exploitable vulnerabilities
A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in ethereal that, if exploited, could be used to make ethereal crash or run arbitrary code by injecting malicious malformed packets onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.
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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
Package name: ethereal
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:114
Date: December 10th, 2003
Affected versions: 9.1, 9.2
A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in ethereal that, if
exploited, could be used to make ethereal crash or run arbitrary code
by injecting malicious malformed packets onto the wire or by
convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.
A buffer overflow allows attackers to cause a DoS (Denial of Service)
and possibly execute arbitrary code using a malformed GTP MSISDN
Likewise, a DoS can be caused by using malformed ISAKMP or MEGACO
Finally, a heap-based buffer overflow allows attackers to cause a DoS
or execute arbitrary code using the SOCKS dissector (CAN-2003-0927).
All three vulnerabilities affect all versions of Ethereal up to and
including 0.9.15. This update provides 0.9.16 which corrects all of
these issues. Also note that each vulnerability can be exploited by
a remote attacker.
Mandrake Linux 9.1:
Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
Mandrake Linux 9.2:
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:
All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver http://www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:
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If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
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