RedHat: Moderate: ethereal security update

    Date15 Feb 2005
    CategoryRed Hat
    4651
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                       Red Hat Security Advisory
    
    Synopsis:          Moderate: ethereal security update
    Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:037-01
    Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-037.html
    Issue date:        2005-02-15
    Updated on:        2005-02-15
    Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    CVE Names:         CAN-2004-1139 CAN-2004-1140 CAN-2004-1141 CAN-2004-1142 CAN-2005-0006 CAN-2005-0007 CAN-2005-0008 CAN-2005-0009 CAN-2005-0010 CAN-2005-0084
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    1. Summary:
    
    Updated Ethereal packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now
    available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
    
    This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat
    Security Response Team.
    
    2. Relevant releases/architectures:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
    
    3. Problem description:
    
    Ethereal is a program for monitoring network traffic.
    
    A number of security flaws have been discovered in Ethereal.  On a system
    where Ethereal is running, a remote attacker could send malicious packets
    to trigger these flaws.
    
    A flaw in the DICOM dissector could cause a crash.  The Common
    Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
    assigned the name CAN-2004-1139 to this issue.
    
    A invalid RTP timestamp could hang Ethereal and create a large temporary
    file, possibly filling available disk space. (CAN-2004-1140)
    
    The HTTP dissector could access previously-freed memory, causing a crash.
    (CAN-2004-1141)
    
    An improperly formatted SMB packet could make Ethereal hang, maximizing CPU
    utilization.  (CAN-2004-1142)
    
    The COPS dissector could go into an infinite loop. (CAN-2005-0006)
    
    The DLSw dissector could cause an assertion, making Ethereal exit
    prematurely. (CAN-2005-0007)
    
    The DNP dissector could cause memory corruption. (CAN-2005-0008)
    
    The Gnutella dissector could cause an assertion, making Ethereal exit
    prematurely. (CAN-2005-0009)
    
    The MMSE dissector could free static memory, causing a crash. (CAN-2005-0010)
    
    The X11 protocol dissector is vulnerable to a string buffer overflow.
    (CAN-2005-0084) 
    
    Users of Ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages which contain
    version 0.10.9 that is not vulnerable to these issues.
    
    4. Solution:
    
    Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
    errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
    Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
    Update Agent, use the following command:
    
        up2date
    
    For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
    following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
    guide specific to your system:
    
        http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/
    
    5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
    
    144188 - CAN-2004-1139 Ethereal flaws (CAN-2004-1140 CAN-2004-1141 CAN-2004-1142)
    145483 - CAN-2005-0006 multiple ethereal issues (CAN-2005-0007 CAN-2005-0008 CAN-2005-0009 CAN-2005-0010 CAN-2005-0084)
    
    6. RPMs required:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.src.rpm
    98adae2cb40674c2da7bc19d1788b38e  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    2d813b3bb16b56c6142a56b83d62da4e  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    d50a4b284c96a523f1d29d3e42b729e4  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    dd815b3dd40251338ade17fa6b7cb603  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    741f5eccaa7c14a7ef02acec35b01fb4  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    
    ppc:
    0c02256756928dcb3a43b776ae1aa8fb  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ppc.rpm
    96834137b6929162596795ac56322e7a  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ppc.rpm
    
    s390:
    750e58ab013b38908d989ba00b8c006d  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.s390.rpm
    f53e3e172467d9d41b9b8ef292aca8b5  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.s390.rpm
    
    s390x:
    8b9ad8f8dec08ef07fa9012976c6282a  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.s390x.rpm
    80c90b967616f9e450c03158e15bc120  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.s390x.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    a8614ae5539dc9a504c46d73bd422d68  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    3f24ccf818fb3fefc2b1bac4794cd702  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.src.rpm
    98adae2cb40674c2da7bc19d1788b38e  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    2d813b3bb16b56c6142a56b83d62da4e  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    d50a4b284c96a523f1d29d3e42b729e4  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    a8614ae5539dc9a504c46d73bd422d68  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    3f24ccf818fb3fefc2b1bac4794cd702  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.src.rpm
    98adae2cb40674c2da7bc19d1788b38e  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    2d813b3bb16b56c6142a56b83d62da4e  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    d50a4b284c96a523f1d29d3e42b729e4  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    dd815b3dd40251338ade17fa6b7cb603  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    741f5eccaa7c14a7ef02acec35b01fb4  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    a8614ae5539dc9a504c46d73bd422d68  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    3f24ccf818fb3fefc2b1bac4794cd702  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:
    
    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.src.rpm
    98adae2cb40674c2da7bc19d1788b38e  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    2d813b3bb16b56c6142a56b83d62da4e  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    d50a4b284c96a523f1d29d3e42b729e4  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.i386.rpm
    
    ia64:
    dd815b3dd40251338ade17fa6b7cb603  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    741f5eccaa7c14a7ef02acec35b01fb4  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.ia64.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    a8614ae5539dc9a504c46d73bd422d68  ethereal-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    3f24ccf818fb3fefc2b1bac4794cd702  ethereal-gnome-0.10.9-1.EL4.1.x86_64.rpm
    
    These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
    details on how to verify the signature are available from
    https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package
    
    7. References:
    
    http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00016.html
    http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00017.html
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1139
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1140
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1141
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1142
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0006
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0007
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0008
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0009
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0010
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0084
    
    8. Contact:
    
    The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
    details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
    
    Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
    
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