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Debian: New ethereal packages fix execution of arbitrary code

Date 07 Sep 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1171-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 7th, 2006           
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Package        : ethereal
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-4333 CVE-2005-3241 CVE-2005-3242 CVE-2005-3243 CVE-2005-3244 CVE-2005-3246 CVE-2005-3248
Debian Bug     : 384528 334880

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Ethereal network
scanner, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


    It was discovered that the Q.2391 dissector is vulnerable to denial
    of service caused by memory exhaustion.


    It was discovered that the FC-FCS, RSVP and ISIS-LSP dissectors are
    vulnerable to denial of service caused by memory exhaustion.


    It was discovered that the IrDA and SMB dissectors are vulnerable to
    denial of service caused by memory corruption.


    It was discovered that the SLIMP3 and AgentX dissectors are vulnerable
    to code injection caused by buffer overflows.


    It was discovered that the BER dissector is vulnerable to denial of
    service caused by an infinite loop.


    It was discovered that the NCP and RTnet dissectors are vulnerable to
    denial of service caused by a null pointer dereference.


    It was discovered that the X11 dissector is vulnerable denial of service
    caused by a division through zero.

This update also fixes a 64 bit-specific regression in the ASN.1 decoder, which
has been introduced in a previous DSA.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.10.10-2sarge8.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.99.2-5.1 of wireshark, the network sniffer formerly known as

We recommend that you upgrade your ethereal packages.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:      855 159309d848ffa90cb5ae336582a8e7d4
    Size/MD5 checksum:  7411510 e6b74468412c17bb66cd459bfb61471c
    Size/MD5 checksum:   177921 ee1ce43eb48106f1fc0b75bc9ff3c241

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5476146 cf5b01f923e68a3f07d0080ef69f2b57
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154566 615069b5905d6c2aec9a357eb0dd1306
    Size/MD5 checksum:   106250 cfe9461049fc5e1997d68cbd1a6d6b78
    Size/MD5 checksum:   543034 5c9eaadae44224a002902c4196847aa0

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154556 67cfc697c120e54c489e1552b1a58b6e
    Size/MD5 checksum:    99542 09093de7c28ec1741106dac694ffcae3
    Size/MD5 checksum:   486502 addeab1c3d70537c088574f9f68e6e6d
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5334616 1700b3e18c2b45594cbb80ef2ea58019

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    95616 39dbfe3ac08048f95b19d74c644b780c
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154596 209d45b3ebf7ba313bb7db0c00a095bd
    Size/MD5 checksum:   472996 5f0d04db811734c1f1c8c814c93ceaaa
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4687892 5b2737d93a7e3673630e96744f648b51

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5787290 f36dc8ae6a78acb2d6a8fa71b18af9cc
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154576 5ce456fee2af8fb5b4f19d786166faf6
    Size/MD5 checksum:   489292 71832119d10ab77eb4547840cf7d3504
    Size/MD5 checksum:    98452 94aae2f351900a65edfddcae9e880bf6

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   443646 f830051bf5920e2999a8ef9bab332ed2
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4529156 4f6c8ec5448ea7b6aa826fce639a5781
    Size/MD5 checksum:    90878 45f09d9fe820e537fd9e140fbe86de07
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154556 a1a78549f0981eb9aa0f77fdd9ce612b

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  6630098 82fc3ba6dd822ee192c2050dc6f38dcf
    Size/MD5 checksum:   674420 9b84646b4f81e1c9415656768f6dc687
    Size/MD5 checksum:   129156 c3deca896916d3a3d1c1065f5e2717c8
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154554 e8a6435b4e1287af4ebfe3cb606c74af

m68k architecture (Motorola Mc680x0)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    90904 ab21fa89ad4a12f8e0c579872a1c07c4
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154614 b384ae036ab5c2b85f62af368b689a04
    Size/MD5 checksum:   447752 6a8378ecb8337071ef8b1199529700be
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5565186 647220c660fd8546c9ca4a18e9d7a792

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154572 434928f40a6b3e4bf2d7dce6beb72edb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    94736 4eb62077c31de2ac2ec10a760199b9eb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4723218 9c827aab812bef7a58d5429ee8287d74
    Size/MD5 checksum:   462746 fa7d8236f1407836dcc601317afa8df2

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:    94650 7f64290882d7c8c579818fdc1c7e215b
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154584 934dc675944e857216c72fc29ec46a55
    Size/MD5 checksum:   458030 487ea6f3a1fd7620b4ae33f4d5e8c8c3
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4460700 e0062d687a84b9782e645b0d72cbb248

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   455716 a203882270b251513b2269b688d59256
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5068470 7976f110d32b6bb83c00afa49fd75493
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154570 7622c3b6ca781d622cb305e9a485f447
    Size/MD5 checksum:    94320 5e5391b1f1dc2bc4992582930e28f2a3

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5621642 092cf076ce4e6fd479ea09fdb14d6e87
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154566 f3dae98783c87fb3ff088be62608aef7
    Size/MD5 checksum:   479662 e4b854e30aa801eb67a33d1077eb1e9b
    Size/MD5 checksum:    99904 0516f4694b47ae4637b09e82d321eecc

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5130234 44a97eeb06a2d82bbbcfba2712700792
    Size/MD5 checksum:    93828 4f44e9be92792058641044db66993758
    Size/MD5 checksum:   465390 42670783f2750c3d5f426fe76bd17696
    Size/MD5 checksum:   154566 6f25990f50443c48e802e29881ddc3ff

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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