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Security Advisory Updated ethereal packages fix security vulnerabilities

Advisory: RHSA-2003:076-08
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-04-23
Last updated on: 2003-04-23
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2003-0081
CVE-2003-0159

Details

Updated ethereal packages are now available which fix a format string
bug and a heap-based buffer overflow.

Ethereal is a package designed for monitoring network traffic on your
system.

Ethereal 0.9.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via carefully
crafted SOCKS packets. Red Hat would like to thank Georgi Guninski for
reporting this issue.

Additionally, a heap-based buffer overflow in the NTLMSSP code for Ethereal
0.9.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Users of Ethereal should update to the erratum packages containing Ethereal
version 0.9.11 which are 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-0.9.11-1.72.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 89898ad3538a3df96c71b58ebb813837
 
IA-32:
ethereal-0.9.11-1.72.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: bb344359597ccb7615cdc0af649cfc71
ethereal-gnome-0.9.11-1.72.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: c2a337a3d0670a261ed9716849a55c2c
 
IA-64:
ethereal-0.9.11-1.72.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 6713d547a4fa764702db39acc1905cb9
ethereal-gnome-0.9.11-1.72.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: f1370888122b91b3393698b4ba102254
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
ethereal-0.9.11-1.73.0.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: d10c8fd89468d8ce2c041ae4c325c947
 
IA-32:
ethereal-0.9.11-1.73.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 87509fd61fbc23186ac9b7184e1ec504
ethereal-gnome-0.9.11-1.73.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 024a5676609dd20946d5ffb44e3a1a4f
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
ethereal-0.9.11-1.80.0.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 852e037f04e4cefa9a13b8d1b78b022c
 
IA-32:
ethereal-0.9.11-1.80.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: dc86fd356f25c613b39925f27773df73
ethereal-gnome-0.9.11-1.80.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:323
    MD5: 25392c93d3c66f7d73fee99a8a377ccd
 
Red Hat Linux 9

SRPMS:
ethereal-0.9.11-0.90.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:137
    MD5: 47a604a2823bca19f9e5b4cbc52310a9
 
IA-32:
ethereal-0.9.11-0.90.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:137
    MD5: 9587d1e2f30eb4f87323c3224bb434a2
ethereal-gnome-0.9.11-0.90.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:137
    MD5: 1999cc86871e8698b0267c40cb9e856f
 

References



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/