Vulnerability Note VU#792286

Ethereal fails to properly handle a zero-length Presentation protocol selector

Original Release date: 24 Mar 2004 | Last revised: 05 Apr 2004

Overview

Ethereal fails to properly handle a zero-length Presentation protocol selector, which could cause Ethereal to crash.

Description

Ethereal is a network traffic analysis package. There is a vulnerability in the way Ethereal processes a zero-length Presentation protocol selector. Exploitation of this vulnerability could cause Ethereal to crash.

Impact

Exploitation of this vulnerability could cause Ethereal to crash.

Solution

Upgrade

Upgrade to version 0.10.3 or later.

Note: Ethereal is considered BETA software at this time.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
EtherealAffected-24 Mar 2004
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by the developers of Ethereal.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 22 Mar 2004
  • Date First Published: 24 Mar 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 05 Apr 2004
  • Severity Metric: 2.21
  • Document Revision: 12

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