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Ethereal 0.10.4 multi vulns LNSA-#2004-0016



LNSA-#2004-0016: Multiple problems in Ethereal 0.10.4 (Jul, 23 2004)

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Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0016  
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Package name:      ethereal
Summary:              Multiple security problems in Ethereal
Date:                    2004-07-23
Affected versions:  Netwosix 1.0  Netwosix 1.1
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- -> Package description:
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Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for 
troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. 
It has all of the standard features  you would expect in a protocol analyzer, 
and several features not seen in any other product. Its open source license 
allows talented experts in the networking community to add enhancements. It 
runs on all popular computing platforms, including Unix, Linux, and Windows.

- -> Problem description:
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Issues have been discovered in the following protocol dissectors:

    * The iSNS dissector could make Ethereal abort in some cases. (0.10.3 - 
0.10.4) CAN-2004-0633
    * SMB SID snooping could crash if there was no policy name for a handle. 
(0.9.15 - 0.10.4) CAN-2004-0634
    * The SNMP dissector could crash due to a malformed or missing community 
string. (0.8.15 - 0.10.4) CAN-2004-0635 

- -> Action:
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  We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded.
  Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this
  package, you may want to remove it from your system.

- -> Location:
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  You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from:
   

- -> Nepote Update
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See this instructions to update the port of this package:

        # cd /usr/ports/graphics/ethereal
        # rm nepote
        # wget http://download.netwosix.org/0016/nepote 
        # sh nepote (to install the new and updated package)

- -> References
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        Specific references for this advisory:
               http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00015.html 
               http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0635 
               http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0634 
               http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0633 

- -> About Linux Netwosix:
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Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers
and Network Security related jobs.  It can also be used for special operations
such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented
software and sources. It's a light distribution created for the requirements
of every SysAdmin and it's very portable and highly configurable. Our
philosophy is to give greater liberty for  configuration to the SysAdmin.
Only in this way can he/she configure a powerful and stable server machine.
Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to the xBSD
systems but more flexible and usable.


- -> Questions?
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  Check out our mailing lists:
   


  The advisory itself is available at
   
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MD5sums of the packages:
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719c94129c887efc1d457af5d0b9974f  0016/nepote
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- -- 
Vincenzo Ciaglia
Linux Netwosix Team  
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