Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2007-0066)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0066 :

New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are
now available. 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 LLT, IEEE
802.11, http, and tcp protocol dissectors. It was possible for
Wireshark to crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet
off the network. (CVE-2007-0456, CVE-2007-0457, CVE-2007-0458,
CVE-2007-0459)

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing
Wireshark version 0.99.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-March/000070.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000238.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-March/000068.html

Solution :

Update the affected wireshark packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67449 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0456
CVE-2007-0457
CVE-2007-0458
CVE-2007-0459