Ethereal contains a vulnerability in the way the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) dissector plugin parses the IRCOM_PORT_NAME parameter.
Ethereal is a network traffic analysis package. It includes the ability to decode packets containing IrDA data. There is a vulnerability in the way the IrDA dissector plugin decodes the IRCOM_PORT_NAME parameter. By sending an IrDA packet containing an overly long portname, a remote unauthenticated attacker could cause Ethereal to crash or potentially execute code of the attacker's choice.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker could cause Ethereal to crash or potentially execute code of the attacker's choice.
Upgrade to version 0.10.3 or later.
Ethereal credits Stefan Esser for reporting this vulnerability.
|Date First Published:||2004-03-25|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-04-06 17:33 UTC|