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[DSA324] DSA-324-1 ethereal Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Several of the packet dissectors in ethereal contain string handling
bugs which could be exploited using a maliciously crafted packet to
cause ethereal to consume excessive amounts of memory, crash, or
execute arbitrary code.
These vulnerabilities were announced in the following Ethereal security
Ethereal 0.9.4 in Debian 3.0 (woody) is affected by most of the
problems described in the advisory, including:
The following problems do not affect this version:
as these modules are not present.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
For the old stable distribution (potato) these problems will be fixed in a
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems are fixed in
We recommend that you update your ethereal package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-324
Threat Level: High
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