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[GLSA-200506-07] Ettercap: Format string vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Ettercap: Format string vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-07
(Ettercap: Format string vulnerability)
The curses_msg function of Ettercap's Ncurses-based user interface
insecurely implements formatted printing.
A remote attacker could craft a malicious network flow that would
result in executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the Ettercap tool, which is often root.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Ettercap users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ettercap-0.7.3"
Threat Level: High
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