GLSA-200708-12 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-12
(Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Wireshark doesn't properly handle chunked encoding in HTTP responses
(CVE-2007-3389), iSeries capture files (CVE-2007-3390), certain types
of DCP ETSI packets (CVE-2007-3391), and SSL or MMS packets
(CVE-2007-3392). An off-by-one error has been discovered in the
DHCP/BOOTP dissector when handling DHCP-over-DOCSIS packets

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets on a network
being monitored with Wireshark, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Wireshark which
might be the root user, or a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

In order to prevent root compromise, take network captures with tcpdump
and analyze them running Wireshark as a least privileged user.

See also :

Solution :

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25918 (gentoo_GLSA-200708-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3389