[ GLSA 200505-03 ] Ethereal: Numerous vulnerabilities

From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (jaervosz_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 05/06/05

  • Next message: Braden Thomas: "4d WebSTAR 5.x Web Server Mac OS X Buffer Overflow"
    To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
    Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 19:28:23 +0200
    
    
    

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200505-03
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                                http://security.gentoo.org/
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

      Severity: High
         Title: Ethereal: Numerous vulnerabilities
          Date: May 06, 2005
          Bugs: #90539
            ID: 200505-03

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Synopsis
    ========

    Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities potentially
    resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or abnormal termination.

    Background
    ==========

    Ethereal is a feature rich network protocol analyzer.

    Affected packages
    =================

        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 net-analyzer/ethereal < 0.10.11 >= 0.10.11

    Description
    ===========

    There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to
    0.10.11, including:

    * The ANSI A and DHCP dissectors are vulnerable to format string
      vulnerabilities.

    * The DISTCC, FCELS, SIP, ISIS, CMIP, CMP, CMS, CRMF, ESS, OCSP,
      PKIX1Explitit, PKIX Qualified, X.509, Q.931, MEGACO, NCP, ISUP, TCAP
      and Presentation dissectors are vulnerable to buffer overflows.

    * The KINK, WSP, SMB Mailslot, H.245, MGCP, Q.931, RPC, GSM and SMB
      NETLOGON dissectors are vulnerable to pointer handling errors.

    * The LMP, KINK, MGCP, RSVP, SRVLOC, EIGRP, MEGACO, DLSw, NCP and
      L2TP dissectors are vulnerable to looping problems.

    * The Telnet and DHCP dissectors could abort.

    * The TZSP, Bittorrent, SMB, MGCP and ISUP dissectors could cause a
      segmentation fault.

    * The WSP, 802.3 Slow protocols, BER, SMB Mailslot, SMB, NDPS, IAX2,
      RADIUS, SMB PIPE, MRDISC and TCAP dissectors could throw assertions.

    * The DICOM, NDPS and ICEP dissectors are vulnerable to memory
      handling errors.

    * The GSM MAP, AIM, Fibre Channel,SRVLOC, NDPS, LDAP and NTLMSSP
      dissectors could terminate abnormallly.

    Impact
    ======

    An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash
    Ethereal and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
    running Ethereal, which could be the root user.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.11"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] Ethereal enpa-sa-00019
            http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00019.html
      [ 2 ] CAN-2005-1456
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1456
      [ 3 ] CAN-2005-1457
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1457
      [ 4 ] CAN-2005-1458
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1458
      [ 5 ] CAN-2005-1459
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1459
      [ 6 ] CAN-2005-1460
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1460
      [ 7 ] CAN-2005-1461
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1461
      [ 8 ] CAN-2005-1462
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1462
      [ 9 ] CAN-2005-1463
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1463
      [ 10 ] CAN-2005-1464
             http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1464
      [ 11 ] CAN-2005-1465
             http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1465
      [ 12 ] CAN-2005-1466
             http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1466
      [ 13 ] CAN-2005-1467
             http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1467
      [ 14 ] CAN-2005-1468
             http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1468
      [ 15 ] CAN-2005-1469
             http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1469
      [ 16 ] CAN-2005-1470
             http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1470

    Availability
    ============

    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-03.xml

    Concerns?
    =========

    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    http://bugs.gentoo.org.

    License
    =======

    Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).

    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

    
    



  • Next message: Braden Thomas: "4d WebSTAR 5.x Web Server Mac OS X Buffer Overflow"

    Relevant Pages