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Security Advisory Updated Ethereal packages are available

Advisory: RHSA-2002:290-07
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-01-09
Last updated on: 2003-01-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-1355
CVE-2002-1356

Details

Updated Ethereal packages are available which fix various security issues.

Ethereal is a package designed for monitoring network traffic on your
system. Several security issues have been found in the Ethereal packages
distributed with Red Hat Linux versions 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0

Multiple integer signedness errors in the BGP dissector in Ethereal
0.9.7 and earlier allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(infinite loop) via malformed messages. This problem was discovered by
Silvio Cesare. CAN-2002-1355

Ethereal 0.9.7 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via malformed
packets to the LMP, PPP, or TDS dissectors. CAN-2002-1356

Users of Ethereal should update to the erratum packages containing Ethereal
version 0.9.8 which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
ethereal-0.9.8-0.72.0.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 6b6bcfc3affadcb0c0558664da53d4b7
 
IA-32:
ethereal-0.9.8-0.72.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 775e3dbc6f79e26fef7d627dfff5a203
ethereal-gnome-0.9.8-0.72.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 71785e91827125aad64b595065bd4841
 
IA-64:
ethereal-0.9.8-0.72.0.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: e37a1be357ff4ac268979692ddc04efd
ethereal-gnome-0.9.8-0.72.0.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: ecd108c5b64e5a0211100d63265b6b75
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
ethereal-0.9.8-0.73.0.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: c89bc1dc90f536021c8d13c6a5074ffc
 
IA-32:
ethereal-0.9.8-0.73.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 5b85c350a3e54e81b855af87b2ff8dd5
ethereal-gnome-0.9.8-0.73.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: d783a83959b1588f89cb576c82203f4d
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
ethereal-0.9.8-0.80.0.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 0b0a1167e320b2180a7300eb89f81176
 
IA-32:
ethereal-0.9.8-0.80.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: cc5e2bd268c457add3c0514619873c25
ethereal-gnome-0.9.8-0.80.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: b7ab974fa760948f98698252aef212d7
 

References


Keywords

BGP, dissector, ethereal, LMP, PPP, TDS


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

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