Mandrake security alert: Updated ethereal packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2004 5:23 PM EDT
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A number of serious issues have been discovered in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.2.

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Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory _______________________________________________________________________

Package name: ethereal Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:024 Date: March 30th, 2004

Affected versions: 9.1, 9.2 ______________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

A number of serious issues have been discovered in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.2. Stefan Esser discovered thirteen buffer overflows in the NetFlow, IGAP, EIGRP, PGM, IrDA, BGP, ISUP, and TCAP dissectors. Jonathan Heusser discovered that a carefully-crafted RADIUS packet could cause Ethereal to crash. It was also found that a zero-length Presentation protocol selector could make Ethereal crash. Finally, a corrupt color filter file could cause a segmentation fault. It is possible, through the exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities, to cause Ethereal to crash or run arbitrary code by injecting a malicious, malformed packet onto the wire, by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file, or by creating a malformed color filter file. The updated packages bring Ethereal to version 0.10.3 which is not vulnerable to these issues. _______________________________________________________________________

References: ______________________________________________________________________

Updated Packages: Mandrakelinux 9.1: 2ea76ee0e31110940048fb0d3690916c 9.1/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.91mdk.i586.rpm c9ba83e900d0a24b666ecbfab07af71b 9.1/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.1/PPC: 96decdf0549ac66f2052b62725eaf77e ppc/9.1/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm c9ba83e900d0a24b666ecbfab07af71b ppc/9.1/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.2: 82c537864feb000ef58747c6784c886a 9.2/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.92mdk.i586.rpm 599b9b0b6b605bf0bf130c1135082bee 9.2/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.92mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 9.2/AMD64: 6a5abfd064a15bf7f2ea714424dc4cd3 amd64/9.2/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.92mdk.amd64.rpm 599b9b0b6b605bf0bf130c1135082bee amd64/9.2/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.92mdk.src.rpm _______________________________________________________________________

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 Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

Mandrakesoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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