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Mandrake: ethereal arbitrary code execution vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake A number of string handling bugs were found in the packet dissectors in ethereal that can be exploited using specially crafted packets to cause ethereal to consume excessive amounts of memory, crash, or even execute arbitray code.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           ethereal
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:070
Date:                   June 23rd, 2003

Affected versions:	9.1
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Problem Description:

 A number of string handling bugs were found in the packet dissectors in
 ethereal that can be exploited using specially crafted packets to cause
 ethereal to consume excessive amounts of memory, crash, or even execute
 arbitray code.
 
 These vulnerabilities have been fixed upsteam in ethereal 0.9.13 and
 all users are encouraged to upgrade.
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References:
  
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0428
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0429
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0431
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0432
   http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00010.html
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Updated Packages:
  
 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 b1564371c3ffbe52f832b1c9a7e05644  9.1/RPMS/ethereal-0.9.13-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e36b73caf5b8ab321550e54d33ca8ac6  9.1/SRPMS/ethereal-0.9.13-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 cc375732dd25961875bfda6356c09dd6  ppc/9.1/RPMS/ethereal-0.9.13-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 e36b73caf5b8ab321550e54d33ca8ac6  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/ethereal-0.9.13-1.1mdk.src.rpm
________________________________________________________________________

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
________________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

  https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

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

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_linux-mandrake.com

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  



 
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