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Security Advisory ethereal security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:037-11
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2005-02-15
Last updated on: 2005-02-15
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2004-1139
CVE-2004-1140
CVE-2004-1141
CVE-2004-1142
CVE-2005-0006
CVE-2005-0007
CVE-2005-0008
CVE-2005-0009
CVE-2005-0010
CVE-2005-0084

Details

Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

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.


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/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 2d813b3bb16b56c6142a56b83d62da4e
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: d50a4b284c96a523f1d29d3e42b729e4
 
x86_64:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: a8614ae5539dc9a504c46d73bd422d68
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 3f24ccf818fb3fefc2b1bac4794cd702
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 2d813b3bb16b56c6142a56b83d62da4e
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: d50a4b284c96a523f1d29d3e42b729e4
 
IA-64:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: dd815b3dd40251338ade17fa6b7cb603
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 741f5eccaa7c14a7ef02acec35b01fb4
 
PPC:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 0c02256756928dcb3a43b776ae1aa8fb
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 96834137b6929162596795ac56322e7a
 
s390:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 750e58ab013b38908d989ba00b8c006d
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: f53e3e172467d9d41b9b8ef292aca8b5
 
s390x:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 8b9ad8f8dec08ef07fa9012976c6282a
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 80c90b967616f9e450c03158e15bc120
 
x86_64:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: a8614ae5539dc9a504c46d73bd422d68
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 3f24ccf818fb3fefc2b1bac4794cd702
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 2d813b3bb16b56c6142a56b83d62da4e
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: d50a4b284c96a523f1d29d3e42b729e4
 
IA-64:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: dd815b3dd40251338ade17fa6b7cb603
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 741f5eccaa7c14a7ef02acec35b01fb4
 
x86_64:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: a8614ae5539dc9a504c46d73bd422d68
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 3f24ccf818fb3fefc2b1bac4794cd702
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 2d813b3bb16b56c6142a56b83d62da4e
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: d50a4b284c96a523f1d29d3e42b729e4
 
IA-64:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: dd815b3dd40251338ade17fa6b7cb603
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 741f5eccaa7c14a7ef02acec35b01fb4
 
x86_64:
ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: a8614ae5539dc9a504c46d73bd422d68
ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0420
    MD5: 3f24ccf818fb3fefc2b1bac4794cd702
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

144188 - CAN-2004-1139 Ethereal flaws (CAN-2004-1140 CAN-2004-1141 CAN-2004-1142)
145483 - CAN-2005-0006 multiple ethereal issues (CAN-2005-0007 CAN-2005-0008 CAN-2005-0009 CAN-2005-0010 CAN-2005-0084)


References



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