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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA258] DSA-258-1 ethereal Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-258-1 ethereal

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
version 0.9.4-1woody3.
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
version 0.9.9-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your ethereal packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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