Ethereal AIM dissector denial of service

ethereal-aim-dissector-dos (16150) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Ethereal is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could cause an assertion failure in the AIM dissector, which would cause Ethereal to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Ethereal (0.10.4 or later), when it becomes available from the Ethereal Web site. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest Ethereal package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:234-06 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1), ES (v. 2.1), WS (v. 2.1), and Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor: 0.10.3-0.AS21.3 or later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v. 3), WS (v. 3), Desktop: 0.10.3-0.30E.2.x86 or later

For SuSE Linux:
Apply the appropriate fixed packages via the SuSE FTP server or the YaST Online Update, as listed in SuSE Security Summary Report SUSE-SR:2004:002. See References

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.3
  • Gentoo Linux
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AW
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Linux 3.0
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SUSE SuSE Linux

Reported:

May 13, 2004

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