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Secunia Security Advisory 51731

Secunia Security Advisory 51731
Posted Jan 10, 2013
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been discovered in Ettercap, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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MD5 | 23108deab36dde8c41687a39acfeee6e

Secunia Security Advisory 51731

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The final version of the CSI 6.0 has been released.
Find out why this is not just another Patch Management solution: http://secunia.com/blog/325/

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TITLE:
Ettercap "scan_load_hosts()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA51731

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/51731/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=51731

RELEASE DATE:
2013-01-10

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/51731/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/51731/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=51731

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
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 users into using a malicious host file.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 0.7.5.1. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
No official solution is currently available.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Sajjad Pourali

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/23945/

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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