Package : ethereal Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2006-3628 CVE-2006-3629 CVE-2006-3630 CVE-2006-3631 CVE-2006-3632 Debian Bug : 373913 375694
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Ethereal network sniffer, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Ilja van Sprundel discovered that the FW-1 and MQ dissectors are vulnerable to format string attacks.
Ilja van Sprundel discovered that the MOUNT dissector is vulnerable to denial of service through memory exhaustion.
Ilja van Sprundel discovered off-by-one overflows in the NCP NMAS and NDPS dissectors.
Ilja van Sprundel discovered a buffer overflow in the NFS dissector.
Ilja van Sprundel discovered that the SSH dissector is vulnerable to denial of service through an infinite loop.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.10.10-2sarge6.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.99.2-1 of wireshark, the sniffer formerly known as ethereal.
We recommend that you upgrade your ethereal packages.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge - --------------------------------