The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities and
functionality bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
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.
Several denial of service bugs were found in Wireshark's HTTP,
iSeries, DCP ETSI, SSL, MMS, DHCP and BOOTP protocol dissectors. It
was possible for Wireshark to crash or stop responding if it read a
malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-3389, CVE-2007-3390,
CVE-2007-3391, CVE-2007-3392, CVE-2007-3393)
Wireshark would interpret certain completion codes incorrectly when
dissecting IPMI traffic. Additionally, IPMI 2.0 packets would be
reported as malformed IPMI traffic.
Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing
Wireshark version 0.99.6, which correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected wireshark and / or wireshark-gnome packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true