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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:687

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:687.

The ethereal package 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 and cause Ethereal to crash or potentially execute
arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the names CVE-2005-2360, CVE-2005-2361,
CVE-2005-2362, CVE-2005-2363, CVE-2005-2364, CVE-2005-2365, CVE-2005-2366,
and CVE-2005-2367 to these issues.

Users of ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
version 0.10.12 which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Note: To reduce the risk of future vulnerabilities in Ethereal, the
ethereal and tethereal programs in this update have been compiled as
Position Independant Executables (PIE) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and
4. In addition FORTIFY_SOURCE has been enabled for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 packages to provide compile time and runtime buffer checks.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2360
BugTraq ID: 14399
Debian Security Information: DSA-853 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2005:019 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2361
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2362
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2363
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2005:018 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2364
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2365
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2366
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2367
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