[Full-Disclosure] MDKSA-2004:024 - Updated ethereal packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

From: Mandrake Linux Security Team (security_at_linux-mandrake.com)
Date: 03/31/04

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                     Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

     Package name: ethereal
     Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:024
     Date: March 30th, 2004

     Affected versions: 9.1, 9.2

     Problem Description:

     A number of serious issues have been discovered in versions of Ethereal
     prior to 0.10.2. Stefan Esser discovered thirteen buffer overflows in
     the NetFlow, IGAP, EIGRP, PGM, IrDA, BGP, ISUP, and TCAP dissectors.
     Jonathan Heusser discovered that a carefully-crafted RADIUS packet
     could cause Ethereal to crash. It was also found that a zero-length
     Presentation protocol selector could make Ethereal crash. Finally, a
     corrupt color filter file could cause a segmentation fault. It is
     possible, through the exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities, to
     cause Ethereal to crash or run arbitrary code by injecting a malicious,
     malformed packet onto the wire, by convincing someone to read a
     malformed packet trace file, or by creating a malformed color filter
     The updated packages bring Ethereal to version 0.10.3 which is not
     vulnerable to these issues.



     Updated Packages:
     Mandrakelinux 9.1:
     2ea76ee0e31110940048fb0d3690916c 9.1/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
     c9ba83e900d0a24b666ecbfab07af71b 9.1/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.91mdk.src.rpm

     Mandrakelinux 9.1/PPC:
     96decdf0549ac66f2052b62725eaf77e ppc/9.1/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
     c9ba83e900d0a24b666ecbfab07af71b ppc/9.1/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.91mdk.src.rpm

     Mandrakelinux 9.2:
     82c537864feb000ef58747c6784c886a 9.2/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
     599b9b0b6b605bf0bf130c1135082bee 9.2/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.92mdk.src.rpm

     Mandrakelinux 9.2/AMD64:
     6a5abfd064a15bf7f2ea714424dc4cd3 amd64/9.2/RPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.92mdk.amd64.rpm
     599b9b0b6b605bf0bf130c1135082bee amd64/9.2/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.3-0.1.92mdk.src.rpm

     To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
     of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

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     All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security. You can obtain
     the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

      gpg --recv-keys --keyserver www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98

     Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

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