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Red Hat Security Advisory: Ethereal vulnerable to buffer overflows

Nov 30, 2000, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 16:53:00 -0500
From: bugzilla@REDHAT.COM
Subject: [RHSA-2000:116-05] Ethereal vulnerable to buffer overflows

                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory
Synopsis:          Ethereal vulnerable to buffer overflows
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:116-05
Issue date:        2000-11-27
Updated on:        2000-11-29
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          Ethereal buffer
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

Updated Ethereal packages are available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 7.0 - i386, alpha

3. Problem description:

Versions of Ethereal prior to 0.8.14 are vulnerable to buffer overflows. The ethereal-0.8.14 packages correct this problem.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed ( for more info):


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2:





Red Hat Powertools 7.0:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

13eed73d9caab98a03ead9a13380075e 6.2/SRPMS/ethereal-0.8.14-1.src.rpm
1d5f8aa293442f13f48daff591bbcfa0 6.2/alpha/ethereal-0.8.14-1.alpha.rpm
6bd72ad178e8f8f5aa6697c35393ab77 6.2/i386/ethereal-0.8.14-1.i386.rpm
23b04d12995a9ef68316bde5c9cb4c69 6.2/sparc/ethereal-0.8.14-1.sparc.rpm
e13a586b0940e99e1be569df799cfca7 7.0/SRPMS/ethereal-0.8.14-3.src.rpm
f66c8f700e762f1fcd03659f0e27626a 7.0/alpha/ethereal-0.8.14-3.alpha.rpm
fd164d3509dde25d21fd7cb926ba0e65 7.0/i386/ethereal-0.8.14-3.i386.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

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