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

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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-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

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 :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3146