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DSA-130-1-memory allocation error in ethereal

by Nikola Strahija on June 3rd, 2002 Ethereal versions prior to 0.9.3 were vulnerable to an allocation error in the ASN.1 parser. This can be triggered when analyzing traffic using the SNMP, LDAP, COPS, or Kerberos protocols in ethereal. This vulnerability was announced in the ethereal security advisory enpa-sa-00003 and has been given the proposed CVE id of CAN-2002-0353. This issue has been corrected in ethereal version 0.8.0-3potato for Debian 2.2 (potato).

Additionally, a number of vulnerabilities were discussed in ethereal
security advisory enpa-sa-00004; the version of ethereal in Debian 2.2
(potato) is not vulnerable to the issues raised in this later advisory.
Users of the not-yet-released woody distribution should ensure that they
are running ethereal 0.9.4-1 or a later version.

We recommend you upgrade your ethereal package immediately.

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: 8d05f5473168e92d77fe965b30b8a914
MD5 checksum: e083a325d87ef253a41be15f1ad4ea8c
MD5 checksum: 297ae32cc23a154497dad6a1f964bdb1

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: 0da95d9307a619f0402aab6a0c041b4c

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: dc91e56a46c8412be7e152051e418a2a

Intel IA-32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: cf6925bce3de49332f93105ac801be31

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 14117385f0553e4ad737be3dd00efc92

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: 020b6527e05104d017d42ea755db2e40

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: 1488ac615bab6c3220c176251c92e29c

These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

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