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<title>Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors</title>
<synopsis>
Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities, potentially resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Ethereal</product>
<announced>April 27, 2006</announced>
<revised>April 27, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>130505</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-analyzer/ethereal" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.99.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.99.0</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Ethereal is a feature-rich network protocol analyzer.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Coverity discovered numerous vulnerabilities in versions of
Ethereal prior to 0.99.0, including:
</p>
<ul>
<li>
buffer overflows in the ALCAP (CVE-2006-1934), COPS (CVE-2006-1935)
and telnet (CVE-2006-1936) dissectors.</li>
<li>buffer overflows
in the NetXray/Windows Sniffer and Network Instruments file code
(CVE-2006-1934).</li>
</ul>
<p>
For further details please consult the
references below.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
An attacker might be able to exploit these vulnerabilities to crash
Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.99.0&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1932">CVE-2006-1932</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1933">CVE-2006-1933</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1934">CVE-2006-1934</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1935">CVE-2006-1935</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1936">CVE-2006-1936</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1937">CVE-2006-1937</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1938">CVE-2006-1938</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1939">CVE-2006-1939</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1940">CVE-2006-1940</uri>
<uri link="http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00023.html">Ethereal enpa-sa-00023</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:35:49 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:10:07 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
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