Mandrake Linux Advisory: etherealJun 23, 2003, 23:27 (1 Talkback[s])
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
A number of string handling bugs were found in the packet dissectors in ethereal that can be exploited using specially crafted packets to cause ethereal to consume excessive amounts of memory, crash, or even execute arbitray code.
These vulnerabilities have been fixed upsteam in ethereal 0.9.13 and all users are encouraged to upgrade.
Mandrake Linux 9.1:
Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm". A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.
You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:
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If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
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