Ettercap: Format string vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200506-07 / ettercap
||June 11, 2005
||June 11, 2005: 01
All supported architectures
A format string vulnerability in Ettercap could allow a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code.
Ettercap is a suite of tools for content filtering, sniffing and
man in the middle attacks on a LAN.
The curses_msg function of Ettercap's Ncurses-based user interface
insecurely implements formatted printing.
A remote attacker could craft a malicious network flow that would
result in executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the Ettercap tool, which is often root.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Ettercap users should upgrade to the latest available version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/ettercap-0.7.3"