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MDKSA-2003:051: 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 MDKSA-2003:051 (ethereal).


A vulnerability was discovered in Ethereal 0.9.9 and earlier that allows a
remote attacker to use specially crafted SOCKS packets to cause a denial of
service (DoS) and possibly execute arbitrary code.
A similar vulnerability also exists in the NTLMSSP code in Ethereal 0.9.9 and
earlier, due to a heap-based buffer overflow.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:051
Threat Level: High

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