Vulnerability Note VU#695486
Ethereal fails to properly handle malformed color filter files
Ethereal fails to properly handle malformed color filter files, which could allow an attacker to cause a segmentation fault.
Ethereal is a network traffic analysis package. It provides a feature that allows a user to customize the foreground and background colors of packet information that is displayed. There is a vulnerability in the way Ethereal handles color filter files. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a malformed color filter.
A local attacker could cause a segmentation fault in Ethereal, leading to a denial of service.
Upgrade to version 0.10.3 or later.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Ethereal||Affected||-||24 Mar 2004|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by the developers of Ethereal.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 22 Mar 2004
- Date First Published: 24 Mar 2004
- Date Last Updated: 05 Apr 2004
- Severity Metric: 1.34
- Document Revision: 11
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