Ethereal contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered due to an error within the AIM protocol dissector. When AIM protocol dissector throws an assertion, it will cause Ethereal to terminate abnormally and result in loss of availability.
Remote / Network Access
Denial of Service
Loss of Confidentiality,
Loss of Availability
Upgrade to version 0.10.4 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.