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Security Update for Ethereal


(Last modified: 11APR2002)

solutions Security Update for Ethereal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0741d4a14f4686643c844445ad1eb89a)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN

Package: ethereal
Release: 20020411
Obsoletes: none


This update is required for the security update of UCD SNMP as described in article "Security update for ucdsmnp" ( to succeed.



Problem description

The update for the UCD SNMP package (PSDB article "Security update for ucdsmnp" ( requires packages with binaries linked against to be recompiled. Ethereal is linked dynamically against libsnmp and needs to be updated to remain functional.
No changes were made to the ethereal package except for the changed dependency.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

  1. Download the updated UCD SNMP package as described in PSDB article "Security update for ucdsmnp" (
  2. Download the updated ethereal package for your product from the location noted below.
  3. Install both packages with rpm -Uvh ethereal.rpm ucdsnmp.rpm
  4. Restart the SNMP daemon with rcsnmpd restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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