Bug 79490 - Ethereal security issues
Summary: Ethereal security issues
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ethereal
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-12 11:54 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-29 15:35:48 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2002:291 0 high SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: ethereal security update 2003-02-07 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2002-12-12 11:54:48 UTC
The BGP dissector in Ethereal 0.9.7 and earlier versions can
go into an infinite loop when trying to process a malformed
message. This problem was discovered by Silvio Cesare.
Malformed packets could cause crashes in the LMP, PPP, and TDS
dissectors in 0.9.7 and earlier versions."

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-01-29 15:35:48 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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