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Bug 79490

Summary: Ethereal security issues
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Mark J. Cox <mjc>
Component: etherealAssignee: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: 2.1CC: rvokal
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00007.html
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Last Closed: 2003-01-29 15:35:48 UTC Type: ---
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Description Mark J. Cox 2002-12-12 11:54:48 UTC
The BGP dissector in Ethereal 0.9.7 and earlier versions can
go into an infinite loop when trying to process a malformed
message. This problem was discovered by Silvio Cesare.
Malformed packets could cause crashes in the LMP, PPP, and TDS
dissectors in 0.9.7 and earlier versions."

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-01-29 15:35:48 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-291.html