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multiple vulnerabilities in ethereal


Stefan Esser of e-matters Security discovered a baker's dozen of buffer overflows in Ethereal's decoders, including:

In addition, a vulnerability in the RADIUS decoder was found by Jonathan Heusser.

Finally, there is one uncredited vulnerability described by the Ethereal team as:

A zero-length Presentation protocol selector could make Ethereal crash.



portaudit: multiple vulnerabilities in ethereal

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