Intrusion Prevention

Ethereal.AFP.Dissector.Format.String

Description

It indicates a possible exploit of a Format String vulnerability in the proto_item_set_text function in Ethereal/Wireshark.

Affected Products

Ethereal 0.9.4 - 0.10.11

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version of Ethereal (now known as Wireshark):
https://www.wireshark.org/download.html

CVE References

CVE-2005-2367