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Conectiva Linux Advisory: ethereal

Jul 05, 2002, 14:05 (0 Talkback[s])

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : ethereal
SUMMARY   : Several vulnerabilities
DATE      : 2002-07-04 14:42:00
ID        : CLA-2002:505
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 6.0, 7.0, 8

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DESCRIPTION
 Ethereal is a powerful network traffic analyzer with an intuitive
 interface.
 
 This update addresses several vulnerabilities in ethereal <= 0.9.4 as
 stated[1][2] in the project's home page. The following protocol
 dissectors were vulnerable to various kinds of attacks (mainly DoS
 and arbitrary code execution): BGP, X11, DNS, GIOP, WCP, SOCKS, RSVP,
 AFS and LMP.
 
 These vulnerabilities can be exploited by an attacker who can insert
 crafted packets in the wire being monitored by ethereal or make an
 user open a trace file with such packets inside.


SOLUTION
 All ethereal users should upgrade their packages.
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1.http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00004.html
 2.http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00005.html


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/ethereal-0.9.5-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/ethereal-0.9.5-1U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/ethereal-0.9.5-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/ethereal-0.9.5-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/ethereal-0.9.5-1U8_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/ethereal-common-0.9.5-1U8_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/ethereal-gtk-0.9.5-1U8_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/ethereal-utils-0.9.5-1U8_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/tethereal-0.9.5-1U8_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/ethereal-0.9.5-1U8_2cl.src.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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