A vulnerability has been discovered in Ettercap, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "scan_load_hosts()" function (src/ec_scan.c) when parsing entries from hosts list, which can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long entry.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code but requires tricking a user into using a malicious hosts file.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 0.7.5.1. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Update to version 0.7.5.2.
Provided and/or discovered by: Sajjad Pourali
Original Advisory: http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/23945/
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