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Fedora Core 4 2005-689: ethereal Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ethereal package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-689 (ethereal).
Ethereal is a network traffic analyzer for Unix-ish operating systems.
This package lays base for libpcap, a packet capture and filtering
library, contains command-line utilities, and contains tests and
documentation for ethereal. A graphical user interface is packaged
separately to GTK+ package.
To reduce the risk of future vulnerabilities in Ethereal, the
ethereal and tethereal programs in this update have been
compiled as Position Independant Executables (PIE).
Solution : http://fedoranews.org//mediawiki/index.php/Fedora_Core_4_Update:_ethereal-0.10.12-1.FC4.2
Threat Level: High
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