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RHSA-2006-0420: ethereal Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ethereal packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Ethereal is a program for monitoring network traffic.

Several denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's protocol
dissectors. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it reads a malformed
packet off the network. (CVE-2006-1932, CVE-2006-1933, CVE-2006-1937,
CVE-2006-1938, CVE-2006-1939, CVE-2006-1940)

Several buffer overflow bugs were found in Ethereal's COPS, telnet, and
ALCAP dissectors as well as Network Instruments file code and
NetXray/Windows Sniffer file code. Ethereal could crash or execute
arbitrary code if it reads a malformed packet off the network.
(CVE-2006-1934, CVE-2006-1935, CVE-2006-1936)

Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages containing
version 0.99.0, which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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