RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : wireshark (RHSA-2006:0658)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are
now available. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic.

Bugs were found in Wireshark's SCSI and SSCOP protocol dissectors.
Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet
off the network. (CVE-2006-4330, CVE-2006-4333)

An off-by-one bug was found in the IPsec ESP decryption preference
parser. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed
packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4331)

Users of Wireshark or Ethereal should upgrade to these updated
packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.3, which is not vulnerable
to these issues. These packages also fix a bug in the PAM
configuration of the Wireshark packages which prevented non-root users
starting a capture.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected wireshark and / or wireshark-gnome packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22344 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4330

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