Navigation Bar Top Applications Support Documentation Vendors Search Index Top Top

ethereal -- Multiple Protocol Dissector Vulnerabilities


Secunia reports:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Ethereal, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to various types of errors including boundary errors, an off-by-one error, an infinite loop error, and several unspecified errors in a multitude of protocol dissectors.

Successful exploitation causes Ethereal to stop responding, consume a large amount of system resources, crash, or execute arbitrary code.



portaudit: ethereal -- Multiple Protocol Dissector Vulnerabilities

Disclaimer: The data contained on this page is derived from the VuXML document, please refer to the the original document for copyright information. The author of portaudit makes no claim of authorship or ownership of any of the information contained herein.

If you have found a vulnerability in a FreeBSD port not listed in the database, please contact the FreeBSD Security Officer. Refer to "FreeBSD Security Information" for more information.

Oliver Eikemeier <>