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RedHat: 'ethereal' buffer overflow Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux Versions of Ethereal prior to 0.8.14 are vulnerable to buffer overflows.The ethereal-0.8.14 packages correct this problem.

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Ethereal vulnerable to buffer overflows
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:116-05
Issue date:        2000-11-27
Updated on:        2000-11-29
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          Ethereal buffer
Cross references:  N/A
---------------------------------------------------------------------

1. Topic:

Updated Ethereal packages are available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 7.0 - i386, alpha

3. Problem description:

Versions of Ethereal prior to 0.8.14 are vulnerable to buffer overflows.
The ethereal-0.8.14 packages correct this problem.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:



        rpm -Fvh [filename]



where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed  (http://bugzilla.Red Hat.com/bugzilla for more info):

N/A

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/alpha/ethereal-0.8.14-1.alpha.rpm

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/ethereal-0.8.14-1.sparc.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/ethereal-0.8.14-1.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/ethereal-0.8.14-1.src.rpm

Red Hat Powertools 7.0:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/7.0/alpha/ethereal-0.8.14-3.alpha.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/7.0/i386/ethereal-0.8.14-3.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/7.0/SRPMS/ethereal-0.8.14-3.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
13eed73d9caab98a03ead9a13380075e  6.2/SRPMS/ethereal-0.8.14-1.src.rpm
1d5f8aa293442f13f48daff591bbcfa0  6.2/alpha/ethereal-0.8.14-1.alpha.rpm
6bd72ad178e8f8f5aa6697c35393ab77  6.2/i386/ethereal-0.8.14-1.i386.rpm
23b04d12995a9ef68316bde5c9cb4c69  6.2/sparc/ethereal-0.8.14-1.sparc.rpm
e13a586b0940e99e1be569df799cfca7  7.0/SRPMS/ethereal-0.8.14-3.src.rpm
f66c8f700e762f1fcd03659f0e27626a  7.0/alpha/ethereal-0.8.14-3.alpha.rpm
fd164d3509dde25d21fd7cb926ba0e65  7.0/i386/ethereal-0.8.14-3.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:
     http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg 

8. References:
 
http://www.securityfocus.com/frames/?content=/vdb/bottom.html%3Fvid%3D1972




 
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