GLSA-200607-09 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-09
(Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Wireshark dissectors have been found vulnerable to a large number of
exploits, including off-by-one errors, buffer overflows, format string
overflows and an infinite loop.

Impact :

Running an affected version of Wireshark or Ethereal could allow for a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the user's computer by
sending specially crafted packets.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2006-01.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200607-09.xml

Solution :

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.2'
All Ethereal users should migrate to Wireshark:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --unmerge net-analyzer/ethereal
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.2'
To keep the [saved] configuration from Ethereal and reuse it with
Wireshark:
# mv ~/.ethereal ~/.wireshark

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22107 (gentoo_GLSA-200607-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3627
CVE-2006-3628
CVE-2006-3629
CVE-2006-3630
CVE-2006-3631
CVE-2006-3632