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SUSE Security Announcement: ethereal (SUSE-SA:2006:065)
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 12:39:34 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <45599bab.5XuL6MAFJIDes/ss%meissner@xxxxxxx>

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______________________________________________________________________________

                        SUSE Security Announcement

        Package:                ethereal
        Announcement ID:        SUSE-SA:2006:065
        Date:                   Tue, 14 Nov 2006 11:00:00 +0000
        Affected Products:      Novell Linux POS 9
                                Open Enterprise Server
                                SUSE LINUX 10.1
                                SUSE LINUX 10.0
                                SUSE LINUX 9.3
                                SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
                                SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
                                SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
                                SuSE Linux School Server
                                SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
                                SUSE SLED 10
                                SUSE SLES 10
                                SUSE SLES 9
                                UnitedLinux 1.0
        Vulnerability Type:     remote denial of service
        Severity (1-10):        5
        SUSE Default Package:   no
        Cross-References:       CVE-2006-4574, CVE-2006-4805, CVE-2006-5468
                                CVE-2006-5469, CVE-2006-5740

    Content of This Advisory:
        1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
             several security problems in wireshark/ethereal
           Problem Description
        2) Solution or Work-Around
        3) Special Instructions and Notes
        4) Package Location and Checksums
        5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
            See SUSE Security Summary Report.
        6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

______________________________________________________________________________

1) Problem Description and Brief Discussion

   Various problems have been fixed in the network analyzer Ethereal (now called
   Wireshark), most of them leading to crashes of the ethereal program.

   CVE-2006-5740: An unspecified vulnerability in the LDAP dissector
   could be used to crash Ethereal.

   CVE-2006-4574: A single \0 byte heap overflow was fixed in the MIME multipart
   dissector. Potential of exploitability is unknown, but considered low.

   CVE-2006-4805: A denial of service problem in the XOT dissector can cause
   it to take up huge amount of memory and crash ethereal.

   CVE-2006-5469: The WBXML dissector could be used to crash ethereal.

   CVE-2006-5468: A NULL pointer dereference in the HTTP dissector could
   crash ethereal.

2) Solution or Work-Around

   There is no known workaround, please install the update packages.

3) Special Instructions and Notes

   None.

4) Package Location and Checksums

   The preferred method for installing security updates is to use the YaST
   Online Update (YOU) tool. YOU detects which updates are required and
   automatically performs the necessary steps to verify and install them.
   Alternatively, download the update packages for your distribution manually
   and verify their integrity by the methods listed in Section 6 of this
   announcement. Then install the packages using the command

     rpm -Fhv <file.rpm>

   to apply the update, replacing <file.rpm> with the filename of the
   downloaded RPM package.


   x86 Platform:

   SUSE LINUX 10.1:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/i586/ethereal-0.10.14-16.11.i586.rpm
          6aecc0deb29a6339f1fa941c65844c6d
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/i586/ethereal-devel-0.10.14-16.11.i586.rpm
          4c207d76c0f0ada418b790dadcff33f5

   SUSE LINUX 10.0:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/10.0/rpm/i586/ethereal-0.10.13-2.14.i586.rpm
          2f904b719bfbed232744856a4f9eca91
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/10.0/rpm/i586/ethereal-devel-0.10.13-2.14.i586.rpm
          f6957aa0c03893d7fd47873999aaf5c1

   SUSE LINUX 9.3:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/ethereal-0.10.13-2.14.i586.rpm
          74cf82fc2bc0a400ca64c66d45064847

   Power PC Platform:

   SUSE LINUX 10.1:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/ppc/ethereal-0.10.14-16.11.ppc.rpm
          1c832fcde7f65332e9d0b47274229f69
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/ppc/ethereal-devel-0.10.14-16.11.ppc.rpm
          7f303f1eeccd68a1eee8057f56807a3f

   SUSE LINUX 10.0:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/10.0/rpm/ppc/ethereal-0.10.13-2.14.ppc.rpm
          542ae786e2cb511767c7a4e6449b80cf
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/10.0/rpm/ppc/ethereal-devel-0.10.13-2.14.ppc.rpm
          178014fc85ec3a0ca43ed9b8ed1cdd26

   x86-64 Platform:

   SUSE LINUX 10.1:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/x86_64/ethereal-0.10.14-16.11.x86_64.rpm
          30ca5d51e0f3e889b31a59bad4611dfc
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/x86_64/ethereal-devel-0.10.14-16.11.x86_64.rpm
          2990cb62f731d700675a75203bbd5aa7

   SUSE LINUX 10.0:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/10.0/rpm/x86_64/ethereal-0.10.13-2.14.x86_64.rpm
          542b66bcc88e07faec6c33abda8f5d7c
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/10.0/rpm/x86_64/ethereal-devel-0.10.13-2.14.x86_64.rpm
          7a936eff6d66a5574e564c4255e3fa46

   SUSE LINUX 9.3:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64/ethereal-0.10.13-2.14.x86_64.rpm
          bd6cc27b6b9e05441bacdba249357f5d

   Sources:

   SUSE LINUX 10.1:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/update/10.1/rpm/src/ethereal-0.10.14-16.11.src.rpm
          b04b4bb194dfbf4ea92b822149bd3664

   SUSE LINUX 10.0:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/10.0/rpm/src/ethereal-0.10.13-2.14.src.rpm
          ff3b7fd57d84597700a75f95fbfcc3e7

   SUSE LINUX 9.3:
   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/src/ethereal-0.10.13-2.14.src.rpm
          b53b87038538e026052356b8a89a0f82

   Our maintenance customers are notified individually. The packages are
   offered for installation from the maintenance web:

   UnitedLinux 1.0
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   Open Enterprise Server
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   Novell Linux POS 9
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   SuSE Linux School Server
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   SUSE SLES 10
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   SUSE SLED 10
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

   SUSE SLES 9
     http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/c4745f0c0b9184f32b2201f189dc66f6.html

______________________________________________________________________________

5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:

   See SUSE Security Summary Report.
______________________________________________________________________________

6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

  - Announcement authenticity verification:

    SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
    sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
    guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
    security announcements are published with a valid signature.

    To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
    and run the command

      gpg --verify <file>

    replacing <file> with the name of the file where you saved the
    announcement. The output for a valid signature looks like:

      gpg: Signature made <DATE> using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
      gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>"

    where <DATE> is replaced by the date the document was signed.

    If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
    import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the
    command

      gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

  - Package authenticity verification:

    SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
    world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
    and open source software community, the authenticity and the integrity of
    a package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered
    with.

    There are two verification methods that can be used independently from
    each other to prove the authenticity of a downloaded file or RPM package:

    1) Using the internal gpg signatures of the rpm package
    2) MD5 checksums as provided in this announcement

    1) The internal rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
       authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

        rpm -v --checksig <file.rpm>

       to verify the signature of the package, replacing <file.rpm> with the
       filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
       contains a valid signature from build@xxxxxxx with the key ID 9C800ACA.

       This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on
       RPMv4-based distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during
       installation. You can also find it on the first installation CD and at
       the end of this announcement.

    2) If you need an alternative means of verification, use the md5sum
       command to verify the authenticity of the packages. Execute the command

         md5sum <filename.rpm>

       after you downloaded the file from a SUSE FTP server or its mirrors.
       Then compare the resulting md5sum with the one that is listed in the
       SUSE security announcement. Because the announcement containing the
       checksums is cryptographically signed (by security@xxxxxxx), the
       checksums show proof of the authenticity of the package if the
       signature of the announcement is valid. Note that the md5 sums
       published in the SUSE Security Announcements are valid for the
       respective packages only. Newer versions of these packages cannot be
       verified.

  - SUSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
    subscribe:

    suse-security@xxxxxxxx
        -   General Linux and SUSE security discussion.
            All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
                <suse-security-subscribe@xxxxxxxx>.

    suse-security-announce@xxxxxxxx
        -   SUSE's announce-only mailing list.
            Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
                <suse-security-announce-subscribe@xxxxxxxx>.

    For general information or the frequently asked questions (FAQ),
    send mail to <suse-security-info@xxxxxxxx> or
    <suse-security-faq@xxxxxxxx>.

    =====================================================================
    SUSE's security contact is <security@xxxxxxxx> or <security@xxxxxxx>.
    The <security@xxxxxxx> public key is listed below.
    =====================================================================
______________________________________________________________________________

    The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
    provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular, the
    clear text signature should show proof of the authenticity of the text.

    SUSE Linux Products GmbH provides no warranties of any kind whatsoever
    with respect to the information contained in this security advisory.

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  2048R/3D25D3D9 1999-03-06 SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>
pub  1024D/9C800ACA 2000-10-19 SuSE Package Signing Key <build@xxxxxxx>

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