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Bug 94474

Summary: net-analyzer/ettercap 0.7.3 fixes a "serious security bug"
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Alberto Ornaghi <alor>
Component: VulnerabilitiesAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: major CC: netmon, squinky86
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Whiteboard: C0? [glsa] jaervosz
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Alberto Ornaghi 2005-05-30 01:24:19 UTC
a new version is available. it fixes a security bug. upgrade is strongly
encouraged. please create an ebuild for 0.7.3 and mark it available to anyone.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-05-30 01:41:48 UTC
Hmm, but they failed to say anything about the serious bug... 


+ added the INC (+=) and DEC (-=) operators to the filter engine
!! fixed the compilation of some plugins
!! fixed a segfault in the isolate plugin
!! fixed a bug in the dhcp spoofing module
!! fixed a serious security bug
Comment 2 Alberto Ornaghi 2005-05-30 05:36:38 UTC
there was a format bug vulnerabilty in the curses gui.
Comment 3 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-05-30 08:16:47 UTC
Jon please verify and bump as needed. Does it run as root? 
Comment 4 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-01 05:57:50 UTC
jaervosz: probably not SUID root but still runs as root very often to perform
dirty tricks like spoofing ARP packets.

netmon: squinky86 is apparently inactive, please bump
Comment 5 Daniel Black (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-07 23:28:54 UTC
I've added  ettercap 0.7.3 however it still contains a text location that will 
cause problems with people in a hardened profile. scanelf (from 
cvs:gentoo-projects/paxutils) was used to determine this. I've been caught up 
completing an assignment for the next few days. 
if someone can look at this and provide an approprate patch I'd appreciate it. 
I suspect its a missing -fPIC option when compiling a shared library. All 
the .so plugins are clear of text relocations. Its just /usr/bin/ettercap that 
had the TEXTREL. 
Comment 6 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 07:40:25 UTC
hardened: could you please help wrt comment #5 ? We don't want to stable-ize
something that will break under your profiles :)
Comment 7 solar (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 08:07:33 UTC
Thanks koon I'm merging the depends now. I'll report back shortly
Comment 8 solar (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 08:31:34 UTC
net-analyzer/ettercap-0.7.3 with -debug +gtk +ssl +ncurses is clean for me. 
Compiles and runs with full memory protections enabled.
I think the problem is with another library on Daniel Black's box. 
I'll work with him on irc to track that down.

So no objections from hardened. Please mark stable and release the GLSA 
when your ready.
Comment 9 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 08:49:40 UTC
Target KEYWORDS="x86 ~amd64 sparc ppc hppa alpha"
Arches, please test and mark stable
Comment 10 Luca Barbato gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 10:58:03 UTC
Marked ppc
Comment 11 Gustavo Zacarias (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 11:27:13 UTC
sparc tasty.
Comment 12 Aron Griffis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 13:39:07 UTC
stable on alpha
Comment 13 René Nussbaumer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 14:37:54 UTC
Stable on hppa
Comment 14 Daniel Black (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-10 19:03:41 UTC
x86 stable. dependancy changed to libnet- due to pic issues. 
all stable. 
Comment 15 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-11 01:21:49 UTC
Ready for GLSA
Comment 16 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-11 05:15:53 UTC
GLSA 200506-07