Package : ethereal Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2006-4574 CVE-2006-4805 Debian Bug : 396258
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Ethereal network scanner. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
It was discovered that the MIME multipart dissector is vulnerable to denial of service caused by an off-by-one overflow.
It was discovered that the XOT dissector is vulnerable to denial of service caused by memory corruption.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.10.10-2sarge9. Due to technical problems with the security buildd infrastructure this update lacks builds for the hppa and sparc architecture. They will be released as soon as the problems are resolved.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.
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 - --------------------------------