Ethereal GIOP Dissector Null Pointer Dereference DoS

2005-07-26T05:38:03
ID OSVDB:18377
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2005-07-26T05:38:03

Description

Vulnerability Description

Ethereal contains a flaw related to the GIOP dissector that may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service by dereferencing a null pointer. No further details have been provided.

Technical Description

This issue was discovered by the vendor's testing program. Whether an attacker could exploit the flaw is unknown.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 0.10.12 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Ethereal contains a flaw related to the GIOP dissector that may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service by dereferencing a null pointer. No further details have been provided.

References:

Vendor Specific Advisory URL Vendor Specific Advisory URL Vendor Specific Advisory URL Security Tracker: 1014583 Secunia Advisory ID:16249 Secunia Advisory ID:16644 Secunia Advisory ID:16743 Secunia Advisory ID:16276 Secunia Advisory ID:16399 Secunia Advisory ID:17102 Secunia Advisory ID:16225 Secunia Advisory ID:16535 RedHat RHSA: RHSA-2005:687 Other Advisory URL: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-27.xml Other Advisory URL: http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-853 Other Advisory URL: http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_19_sr.html Keyword: enpa-sa-00020 ISS X-Force ID: 21584 CVE-2005-2364 Bugtraq ID: 14399