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Debian Security Advisory: New version of ethereal released

Nov 22, 2000, 07:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 03:38:28 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman wichert@cistron.nl
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] New version of ethereal released

Debian Security Advisory                                        security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Wichert Akkerman
November 22, 2000

Package        : ethereal
Problem type   : remote exploit
Debian-specific: no
hacksware reported a buffer overflow in the AFS packet parsing code in ethereal. Gerald Combs then found more overflows in the netbios and ntp decoding logic as well. An attacker can exploit those overflows by sending carefully crafted packets to a network that is being monitored by ethereal.

This has been fixed in version 0.8.0-2potato and we recommend you upgrade your ethereal package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc. Packages for m68k are not available at this momemt; when they become available they will be announced on

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: f82bd9c0d58077d360cc371e5cdc5de0
MD5 checksum: 01311d5c1a0e5facf93565970dcec04b
MD5 checksum: 297ae32cc23a154497dad6a1f964bdb1

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: 82f6fd38b2e7cab8b867ac52dae895fd

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: 0a704256847208f89811650cc964644b

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: e388da4ca483cf327dc784c1193d86f3

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: 530905f2a5fa5a62ebad6207aec91588

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: 30a1e8df61a40ede30a005ad12d43fef

These files will be moved into
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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