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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-05
(Wireshark: Denial of Service)
Errors exist in:
the X.509sat dissector because of an uninitialized variable and the
Roofnet dissector because a NULL pointer may be passed to the
g_vsnprintf() function (CVE-2008-1561).
the LDAP dissector because a NULL pointer may be passed to the
ep_strdup_printf() function (CVE-2008-1562).
the SCCP dissector because it does not reset a pointer once the packet
has been processed (CVE-2008-1563).
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a
malformed packet or enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace
file, causing a Denial of Service.
Disable the X.509sat, Roofnet, LDAP, and SCCP dissectors.
See also :
All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.0.0'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 32153 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-05.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1561CVE-2008-1562CVE-2008-1563
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