Ethereal MMSE free static memory

ethereal-mmse-free-memory (19003) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Ethereal could free static memory, caused by a vulnerability in the MMSE dissector.




Upgrade to the latest version of Ethereal (0.10.9 or later), available from the Ethereal Download Web page. See References.

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest ethereal package as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2005:013 for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 10.0: 0.10.9-0.1.100mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.1: 0.10.9-0.1.101mdk or later

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2005:037-11 or RHSA-2005:011-11 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2005-01-27 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.4 - 0.10.8
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • 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 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium


Jan 20, 2005

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