GLSA-200809-17 : Wireshark: Multiple Denials of Service

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-17
(Wireshark: Multiple Denials of Service)

The following vulnerabilities were reported:
Multiple buffer overflows in the NCP dissector (CVE-2008-3146).
Infinite loop in the NCP dissector (CVE-2008-3932).
Invalid read in the tvb_uncompress() function when processing zlib
compressed data (CVE-2008-3933).
Unspecified error when processing Textronix .rf5 files
(CVE-2008-3934).

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending
specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or
by enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing a
Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200809-17.xml

Solution :

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.0.3'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34298 (gentoo_GLSA-200809-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3146
CVE-2008-3932
CVE-2008-3933
CVE-2008-3934