Package : ethereal Vulnerability : buffer overflow Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Id : CAN-2002-0834 BugTraq Id : 5573
Ethereal developers discovered a buffer overflow in the ISIS protocol dissector. It may be possible to make Ethereal crash or hang by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire, or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. It may be possible to make Ethereal run arbitrary code by exploiting the buffer and pointer problems.
This problem has been fixed in version 0.9.4-1woody2 for the current stable stable distribution (woody), in version 0.8.0-4potato.1 for the old stable distribution (potato) and in version 0.9.6-1 for the unstable distribution (sid).
We recommend that you upgrade your ethereal packages.
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 2.2 alias potato --------------------------------