RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : wireshark (RHSA-2006:0726)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 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.

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

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic.

Several flaws were found in Wireshark's HTTP, WBXML, LDAP, and XOT
protocol dissectors. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it
read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4805,
CVE-2006-5468, CVE-2006-5469, CVE-2006-5740)

A single NULL byte heap based buffer overflow was found in Wireshark's
MIME Multipart dissector. Wireshark could crash or possibly execute
arbitrary arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark.

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing
Wireshark version 0.99.4, which is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :


Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23677 ()

Bugtraq ID: 20762

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4574

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