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Security update for ethereal


(Last modified: 18MAR2003)

solutions Security update for ethereal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (bf43fc249336e0e0ad1cd275e3086074)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
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 Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF

Package: ethereal
Release: 20030318
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using ethereal should update.

Problem description

Ethereal is vulnerable to a format string bug in itss SOCKS code.
This bugs can be abused to crash ethereal or maybe to execute abitrary
code on the machine running ethereal.


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 -Uvh ethereal.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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