Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2009-0313)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0313 :

Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was
previously known as Ethereal.

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark
read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malformed dump file,
it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user
running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-4683, CVE-2009-0599)

Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark
could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a
network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-4680,
CVE-2008-4681, CVE-2008-4682, CVE-2008-4684, CVE-2008-4685,
CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2009-0600)

Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Wireshark version 1.0.6, and resolve these issues. All running
instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take
effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-March/000902.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-March/000900.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-March/000905.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: 67809 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4680
CVE-2008-4681
CVE-2008-4682
CVE-2008-4683
CVE-2008-4684
CVE-2008-4685
CVE-2008-5285
CVE-2008-6472
CVE-2009-0599
CVE-2009-0600