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Security update for ethereal


(Last modified: 27MAY2005)

solutions Security update for ethereal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (73eab29a6f1e506a3624095eaebb358d)

Applies to

Package: ethereal
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
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 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
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10219
Release: 20050527
Obsoletes: none


Install this if you are using ethereal.



Problem description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the network analyzing tool ethereal.
This update upgrade ethereal to the latest release (0.10.11) which has all the bugs fixed.
A full list of bugs is on:
This updates fixes the issues tracked by the Mitre CVE IDs CAN-2004-1456 up to CAN-2004-1470.


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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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