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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:   Wireshark.org
Ethereal Bugs in Multipe Dissectors Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Remote Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015985
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015985
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1932, CVE-2006-1933, CVE-2006-1934, CVE-2006-1935, CVE-2006-1936, CVE-2006-1937, CVE-2006-1938, CVE-2006-1939, CVE-2006-1940   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 25 2006
Original Entry Date:  Apr 24 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.10.14 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ethereal. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

Several dissectors contain vulnerabilities. A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target service to crash or enter an infinite loop.

The H.248, UMA, X.509if, SRVLOC, H.245, COPS, ALCAP, AIM, RPC, DCERPC, ASN.1, SMB PIPE, BER, SNDCP, GSM SMS, ALCAP, and telnet dissectors are affected.

Also, the Ethereal OID printing routine, statistics counter, and general packet dissectors are affected.

A specially crafted Sniffer capture or invalid display filter can cause Ethereal to crash.

The Network Instruments file code NetXray/Windows Sniffer file code is also affected.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.99.0), available at:

http://www.ethereal.com/download.html

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00023.html

Vendor URL:  www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00023.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 3 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Ethereal Bugs in Multipe Dissectors Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Remote Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



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