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Security update for ethereal

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(Last modified: 31AUG2006)


solutions Security update for ethereal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ed68372df64743127152b6fa7a40a353)

Applies to

Package: ethereal
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 SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 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 POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11196
Release: 20060831
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you are using ethereal.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A security problem was fixed in ethereal, which could be used by remote attackers to hang the ethereal process.
CVE-2006-4333: If the SSCOP dissector has a port range configured AND the SSCOP payload protocol is Q.2931, a malformed packet could make the Q.2931 dissector use up available memory. No port range is configured by default.
The vulnerabilities tracked by the Mitre CVE IDs CVE-2006-4330 (SCSI dissector), CVE-2006-4331 (ESP decryption), CVE-2006-4332 (DHCP dissector) do not affect our shipped ethereal releases.

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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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