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[DSA258] DSA-258-1 ethereal Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Georgi Guninski discovered a problem in ethereal, a network traffic
analyzer. The program contains a format string vulnerability that
could probably lead to execution of arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
The old stable distribution (potato) does not seem to be affected
by this problem.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your ethereal packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-258
Threat Level: High
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