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ethereal -- multiple protocol dissectors vulnerabilities

Affected packages
0.8.5 <= ethereal < 0.10.12
0.8.5 <= ethereal-lite < 0.10.12
0.8.5 <= tethereal < 0.10.12
0.8.5 <= tethereal-lite < 0.10.12


VuXML ID 5d51d245-00ca-11da-bc08-0001020eed82
Discovery 2005-07-26
Entry 2005-07-30

An Ethreal Security Advisories reports:

Our testing program has turned up several more security issues:

Steve Grubb at Red Hat found the following issues:

iDEFENSE found the following issues:


It may be possible to make Ethereal crash, use up available memory, or run arbitrary code by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.