Ethereal has a buffer overflow in AFS packet parsing

ethereal-afs-bo (5557) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Ethereal is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the parsing of AFS packets. By sending a specially-crafted AFS packet, an attacker can overflow a buffer in the ACL function and execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Ethereal (0.8.14 or later), available from the Ethereal Web site. See References.

For Debian Linux 2.2:
Upgrade to the latest verison of Ethereal (0.8.0-2 or later), as listed in Debian GNU/Linux Security Information 21 Nov 2000. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0:
Upgrade to the latest version of Ethereal (0.8.14 or later), as listed in RHSA-2000:116-05. See References.

For FreeBSD:
Upgrade to the latest version of Ethereal (0.8.14 or later), as listed in FreeBSD, Inc. Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-00:81. See References.

For Conectiva Linux 5.0 and 5.1:
Upgrade to the latest version of Ethereal (0.8.14 or later), as listed in Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2000:342. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.8.13
  • RedHat Linux 6.2
  • RedHat Linux 7
  • RedHat Linux 7.1
  • RedHat Linux 7.2
  • RedHat Linux 7.3

Reported:

Nov 18, 2000

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