GLSA-200607-09 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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 :

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
# mv ~/.ethereal ~/.wireshark

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID: 19051

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3627