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Home » Hacking News » Ethereal dissectors 1-byte buffer overflow

Ethereal dissectors 1-byte buffer overflow

by Mario Miri on May 16th, 2003 Some dissectors included with Ethereal are prone to one-byte memory buffer overflow.


Vulnerable:
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.8
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.8.18
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9 .0
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.1
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.2
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.3
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.4
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.5
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.6
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.7
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.8
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.9
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.10
Ethereal Group Ethereal 0.9.11


Solution:
Versions 0.9.12 is not prone to this vulnerability:
http://www.ethereal.com/distribution/ethereal-0.9.12.tar.gz

Discovered by:
Timo Sirainen


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