Mandrake security alert: Updated ethereal packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
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
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
The updated packages bring Ethereal to version 0.10.3 which is not
vulnerable to these issues.
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
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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 http://www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
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