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Mandrake: etherial Multiple DoS vulernabilities Print E-mail
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Mandrake Two vulnerabilities can be exploited to make Ethereal crash.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           ethereal
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:002
 Date:                   January 13th, 2004

 Affected versions:	 9.1, 9.2

 Problem Description:

 Two vulnerabilities were discovered in versions of Ethereal prior to
 0.10.0 that can be exploited to make Ethereal crash by injecting
 malformed packets onto the wire or by convincing a user to read a
 malformed packet trace file.  The first vulnerability is in the SMB
 dissector and the second is in the Q.391 dissector.  It is not known
 whether or not these issues could lead to the execution of arbitrary
 The updated packages provide Ethereal 0.10.0 which is not vulnerable
 to these issues.


 Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 15b93589c8e2c4a158e392d6e935d107  9.1/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.0a-0.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
 0418ffe78b92500b0e85516c9a2877ba  9.1/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.0a-0.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 a8bcf806b679829441411a61692112c4  ppc/9.1/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.0a-0.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 0418ffe78b92500b0e85516c9a2877ba  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.0a-0.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 c523748c0251859d6413d494d3ba1fe9  9.2/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.0a-0.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 07fdefedc257d3a53f3e0a3da2c042b2  9.2/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.0a-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 Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

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

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

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

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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

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