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Security update for ethereal

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(Last modified: 13JUL2007)


solutions Security update for ethereal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (254e16f8849045414f4aad7942b25e58)

Applies to

Package: ethereal
ethereal-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 SDK for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 SDK for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11574Zypp-Patch-Number: 3888
Release: 20070713
Obsoletes: none

Indications

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Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Various security problems were fixed in the wireshark 0.99.6 release, which were backported to ethereal (predecessor of wireshark):
  • CVE-2007-3389: Wireshark allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted chunked encoding in an HTTP response, possibly related to a zero-length payload.
  • CVE-2007-3390: Wireshark when running on certain systems, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted iSeries capture files that trigger a SIGTRAP.
  • CVE-2007-3391: Wireshark allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a malformed DCP ETSI packet that triggers an infinite loop.
  • CVE-2007-3392: Wireshark allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via malformed (1) SSL or (2) MMS packets that trigger an infinite loop.
  • CVE-2007-3393: Off-by-one error in the DHCP/BOOTP dissector in Wireshark allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted DHCP-over-DOCSIS packets.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh ethereal.rpm ethereal-devel.rpm

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