GLSA-200510-25 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors

2005-11-02T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200510-25.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2015-04-13T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-25 (Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)

There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior     to 0.10.13, including:
The SLIM3 and AgentX dissectors     could overflow a buffer (CVE-2005-3243).
iDEFENSE discovered a     buffer overflow in the SRVLOC dissector (CVE-2005-3184).
Multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have been fixed, see     References for further details.
Furthermore an infinite     loop was discovered in the IRC protocol dissector of the 0.10.13     release (CVE-2005-3313).

Impact :

An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash     Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user     running Ethereal, which could be the root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-25.
#
# The advisory text is Copyright (C) 2001-2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc.
# and licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike 
# license. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(20118);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.17 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2015/04/13 13:49:33 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-3184", "CVE-2005-3241", "CVE-2005-3242", "CVE-2005-3243", "CVE-2005-3244", "CVE-2005-3245", "CVE-2005-3246", "CVE-2005-3247", "CVE-2005-3248", "CVE-2005-3249", "CVE-2005-3313");
  script_osvdb_id(20121, 20122, 20123, 20124, 20125, 20126, 20127, 20128, 20129, 20130, 20131, 20132, 20133, 20134, 20135, 20136, 20137, 20400);
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200510-25");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200510-25 : Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated package(s) in /var/db/pkg");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-25
(Ethereal: Multiple vulnerabilities in protocol dissectors)

    There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior
    to 0.10.13, including:
    The SLIM3 and AgentX dissectors
    could overflow a buffer (CVE-2005-3243).
    iDEFENSE discovered a
    buffer overflow in the SRVLOC dissector (CVE-2005-3184).
    Multiple potential crashes in many dissectors have been fixed, see
    References for further details.
    Furthermore an infinite
    loop was discovered in the IRC protocol dissector of the 0.10.13
    release (CVE-2005-3313).
  
Impact :

    An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash
    Ethereal or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
    running Ethereal, which could be the root user.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  # http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00021.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://ethereal.archive.sunet.se/appnotes/enpa-sa-00021.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200510-25"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.13-r1'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ethereal");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:gentoo:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/10/30");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/11/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/10/15");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Gentoo Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Gentoo/release", "Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("qpkg.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Gentoo/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Gentoo");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;

if (qpkg_check(package:"net-analyzer/ethereal", unaffected:make_list("ge 0.10.13-r1"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 0.10.13-r1"))) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:qpkg_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = qpkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "Ethereal");
}