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MDKSA-2005:131: 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-2005:131 (ethereal).

A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in versions of Ethereal prior to
version 0.10.12, including:

The SMB dissector could overflow a buffer or exhaust memory (CVE-2005-2365).

iDefense discovered that several dissectors are vulnerable to format string
overflows (CVE-2005-2367).

A number of other portential crash issues in various dissectors have also been

This update provides Ethereal 0.10.12 which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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