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DSA 162-1-ethereal

by Nikola Strahija on September 7th, 2002 Ethereal developers discovered a buffer overflow in the ISIS protocol dissector. It may be possible to make Ethereal crash or hang by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire, or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. It may be possible to make Ethereal run arbitrary code by exploiting the buffer and pointer problems.

This problem has been fixed in version 0.9.4-1woody2 for the current
stable stable distribution (woody), in version 0.8.0-4potato.1 for
the old stable distribution (potato) and in version 0.9.6-1 for the
unstable distribution (sid).

We recommend that you upgrade your ethereal packages.

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

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

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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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 628 ab3421f7cfe2592bcae97ee21d2037f0
Size/MD5 checksum: 52487 8f845d3572e699bd09ed8b7590ef5c8c
Size/MD5 checksum: 1033560 297ae32cc23a154497dad6a1f964bdb1

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 725082 8ce2153f5f27d7f6c22aa45187c85a6b

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 559580 da451f098a62af65f67c5c93dedff929

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 520452 c04c0c6253dc91ea8f773cb1607258df

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 489770 dd7d17f57ed7b44922453f72d483c55d

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 573334 13d6a9f30560b0d7056bb2938d62c5bf

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 554286 7540dd04b2f43db168b579a5b5e4640e

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 679 3422eaafcc0c6790921c2fadcfb45c21
Size/MD5 checksum: 34257 9ba55fbe1973fa07eaea17ceddb0a47b
Size/MD5 checksum: 3278908 42e999daa659820ee93aaaa39ea1e9ea

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1939060 dfb7750119b7688c3d8d8650d17f0d7c
Size/MD5 checksum: 333594 56dff0c9ce5c97aa17b7ddec5764fc7e
Size/MD5 checksum: 221390 7387c42257ef764a2ff02af5f6f10800
Size/MD5 checksum: 1705962 f8269a5cb64515afe3a4c898e2e35b81

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1633044 e90d102738aeb2534c7e70acb7873c73
Size/MD5 checksum: 296362 20785f615601377d95a35c18509428c8
Size/MD5 checksum: 205268 cc1809339123e98a18c068214e46ba84
Size/MD5 checksum: 1437240 8ca230be12a78181179c50ec59f14019

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1511486 dc02fd03fa24a93e5aefa5db2fb3c38f
Size/MD5 checksum: 285708 fead37813e0a8b27b2d198ed96a09e72
Size/MD5 checksum: 197506 3e35362ff31f9c8831da433664a87793
Size/MD5 checksum: 1324234 589dbb41e4b8be0b6f59e1d5029a4534

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 2148514 346ba1362fee8a9384ec622a90ca4da8
Size/MD5 checksum: 372474 d71f6a54b81e9a02fa90fe9d9f655fac
Size/MD5 checksum: 232940 8631b791d6ea4745ec5f9391f1342964
Size/MD5 checksum: 1858670 0748a27f6467eed6e3b990c38adb8ae4

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1801788 490b5d284861576248e1f4b0dc68f23d
Size/MD5 checksum: 321500 dcf0dcbf57aa1974b34ca2a9282226d5
Size/MD5 checksum: 216122 feebbfda5ae79df0a6319aa91eefad69
Size/MD5 checksum: 1574400 f6c277ee39939222422ccf22c405cdcc

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1422128 52618cb598d1cb02aab4265fa1a1e109
Size/MD5 checksum: 281842 093f64d0bfd4f7e285649f085ed23c9e
Size/MD5 checksum: 194400 157b134dea7ae457bb1b45e0c5700761
Size/MD5 checksum: 1246528 cc2467a18ff370127eda708863498e7c

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1615518 39e888789a4e9b5ae41e9dd9f34d8a70
Size/MD5 checksum: 304542 f150ce7984701d180e72c9119df878d9
Size/MD5 checksum: 212856 20e638a8b96d5f6261145f0a2d7aa61b
Size/MD5 checksum: 1420690 2953c5e2019b980f34e3cda644423791

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1595962 116c1f6662b30ce208e0b911e0a48abd
Size/MD5 checksum: 304078 e6c2ee04916033005787227a6a9ff249
Size/MD5 checksum: 212514 c8cc996cbe70c49b381f4094ab79a0fd
Size/MD5 checksum: 1404638 e7de537c62efa30669c622df80eb0cfa

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1616370 d06e81e77f2b378354b7109cfff3999e
Size/MD5 checksum: 301234 3ad14331ebbc28828bfe8d86d06d39d3
Size/MD5 checksum: 208070 003a9293509b86352699297f2dcd06a1
Size/MD5 checksum: 1417096 f8e168e799a3513a4c6c4e5978b48997

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1531624 8d1247e48022c9eca049d6f82fa27b0c
Size/MD5 checksum: 294854 79dfa75bd8dc5594ba00ec45ff018621
Size/MD5 checksum: 200804 e16d387f4b152dd66c9942b2b4a63ab8
Size/MD5 checksum: 1347014 69976bdae0c3f1747e0ef505f99b9685

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1580330 957aa365762f5597bbd0b4b504b0b8b1
Size/MD5 checksum: 317396 a3a32b25fb8e461c51b6c7f1b4b769f0
Size/MD5 checksum: 203866 c29c5dfd294938398b73ecdc1e5a868f
Size/MD5 checksum: 1387140 6c89ba3a017d51ffbb58c0db6e3c6504

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)


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