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.
The vulnerabilities affect versions 0.8.5 through 0.10.14.
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