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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ettercap Vendors:   ettercap.sourceforge.net
Ettercap Memory Read Error in compile_tree() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038057
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038057
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6430   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 16 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.8.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ettercap. A remote user can cause the target application to crash.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when processed by Ettercap, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory read error in the Etterfilter utility and cause the application to crash.

The vulnerability resides in the compile_tree() function in 'ef_compiler.c'.

RajUllas reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://github.com/LocutusOfBorg/ettercap/commit/626dc56686f15f2dda13c48f78c2a666cb6d8506

Vendor URL:  ettercap.github.io/ettercap/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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