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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-200808-04
(Wireshark: Denial of Service)
Multiple vulnerabilities related to memory management were discovered
in the GSM SMS dissector (CVE-2008-3137), the PANA and KISMET
dissectors (CVE-2008-3138), the RTMPT dissector (CVE-2008-3139), the
syslog dissector (CVE-2008-3140) and the RMI dissector (CVE-2008-3141)
and when reassembling fragmented packets (CVE-2008-3145).
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a
specially crafted packet on a network being monitored by Wireshark or
enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing a Denial
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.0.2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 33834 (gentoo_GLSA-200808-04.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 30020
CVE ID: CVE-2008-3137CVE-2008-3138CVE-2008-3139CVE-2008-3140CVE-2008-3141CVE-2008-3145
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