RedHat: Updated Ethereal packages fix security issues
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated Ethereal packages fix security issues
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:011-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-011.html
Issue date:        2005-02-02
Updated on:        2005-02-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2004:378
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-1139 CAN-2004-1140 CAN-2004-1141 CAN-2004-1142 CAN-2005-0007 CAN-2005-0008 CAN-2005-0009 CAN-2005-0010 CAN-2005-0084
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1. Summary:

Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now
available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Ethereal is a program for monitoring network traffic.

A number of security flaws have been discovered in Ethereal. On a system
where Ethereal is running, a remote attacker could send malicious packets
to trigger these flaws.

A flaw in the DICOM dissector could cause a crash. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2004-1139 to this issue.

A invalid RTP timestamp could hang Ethereal and create a large temporary
file, possibly filling available disk space. (CAN-2004-1140)

The HTTP dissector could access previously-freed memory, causing a crash.
(CAN-2004-1141)

An improperly formatted SMB packet could make Ethereal hang, maximizing CPU
utilization. (CAN-2004-1142)

The COPS dissector could go into an infinite loop. (CAN-2005-0006)

The DLSw dissector could cause an assertion, making Ethereal exit
prematurely. (CAN-2005-0007)

The DNP dissector could cause memory corruption. (CAN-2005-0008)

The Gnutella dissector could cause an assertion, making Ethereal exit
prematurely. (CAN-2005-0009)

The MMSE dissector could free static memory, causing a crash. (CAN-2005-0010)

The X11 protocol dissector is vulnerable to a string buffer overflow.
(CAN-2005-0084)

Users of Ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages which contain
version 0.10.9 that is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

142952 - CAN-2004-1139 Ethereal flaws (CAN-2004-1140 CAN-2004-1141 CAN-2004-1142)
145481 - CAN-2005-0006 multiple ethereal issues (CAN-2005-0007 CAN-2005-0008 CAN-2005-0009 CAN-2005-0010 CAN-2005-0084)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.src.rpm
d34ab57b362f91de5700585f2dfe7c8b  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.src.rpm

i386:
77bd956f37f71564833412f6524a0e1c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.i386.rpm
7a8a36ad8bcc2ba31c00090416f06e3c  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
849dc6fe5edd7ca3d1bc38c72270253c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.ia64.rpm
52bf0df7688828650a9a89d1e1d55910  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.src.rpm
d34ab57b362f91de5700585f2dfe7c8b  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.src.rpm

ia64:
849dc6fe5edd7ca3d1bc38c72270253c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.ia64.rpm
52bf0df7688828650a9a89d1e1d55910  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.src.rpm
d34ab57b362f91de5700585f2dfe7c8b  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.src.rpm

i386:
77bd956f37f71564833412f6524a0e1c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.i386.rpm
7a8a36ad8bcc2ba31c00090416f06e3c  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.src.rpm
d34ab57b362f91de5700585f2dfe7c8b  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.src.rpm

i386:
77bd956f37f71564833412f6524a0e1c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.i386.rpm
7a8a36ad8bcc2ba31c00090416f06e3c  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.AS21.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.src.rpm
04fec41b6b2bb91daeac6a798aa7851c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.src.rpm

i386:
9d49bf8347c7959c5e25193017ace76d  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm
2c2783bacc7346d4e6c2e5e4ca03be7b  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
4fc0567ea34cf3a2739eae5164716447  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm
c2561995bed9ceae011ed0919ad20a1a  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
b31e416c3e60700b89dcf159ad17ae12  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.ppc.rpm
b107c7af04873dc6f1ad36fb7997be06  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
091392ff4fd5c7622be8d400472d81a3  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.s390.rpm
4ea3d5ca3dc80d44c148e6d0c1fa5e5d  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
a3be8c593e45081a19ed649de55345d7  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.s390x.rpm
60009d9e0687857a0d20503d4637ca0f  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
6cd423bc315ba6512d502a42ea0704d4  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm
85a1ef6aa68b81f2eee6508b6fcf332c  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.src.rpm
04fec41b6b2bb91daeac6a798aa7851c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.src.rpm

i386:
9d49bf8347c7959c5e25193017ace76d  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm
2c2783bacc7346d4e6c2e5e4ca03be7b  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
6cd423bc315ba6512d502a42ea0704d4  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm
85a1ef6aa68b81f2eee6508b6fcf332c  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.src.rpm
04fec41b6b2bb91daeac6a798aa7851c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.src.rpm

i386:
9d49bf8347c7959c5e25193017ace76d  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm
2c2783bacc7346d4e6c2e5e4ca03be7b  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
4fc0567ea34cf3a2739eae5164716447  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm
c2561995bed9ceae011ed0919ad20a1a  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
6cd423bc315ba6512d502a42ea0704d4  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm
85a1ef6aa68b81f2eee6508b6fcf332c  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.src.rpm
04fec41b6b2bb91daeac6a798aa7851c  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.src.rpm

i386:
9d49bf8347c7959c5e25193017ace76d  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm
2c2783bacc7346d4e6c2e5e4ca03be7b  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
4fc0567ea34cf3a2739eae5164716447  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm
c2561995bed9ceae011ed0919ad20a1a  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
6cd423bc315ba6512d502a42ea0704d4  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm
85a1ef6aa68b81f2eee6508b6fcf332c  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL3.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00016.html
http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00017.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1139
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1140
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1141
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1142
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0007
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0008
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0009
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0010
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0084

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.