GLSA-200805-05 : Wireshark: Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-05
(Wireshark: Denial of Service)

Errors exist in:
the X.509sat dissector because of an uninitialized variable and the
Roofnet dissector because a NULL pointer may be passed to the
g_vsnprintf() function (CVE-2008-1561).
the LDAP dissector because a NULL pointer may be passed to the
ep_strdup_printf() function (CVE-2008-1562).
the SCCP dissector because it does not reset a pointer once the packet
has been processed (CVE-2008-1563).

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a
malformed packet or enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace
file, causing a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

Disable the X.509sat, Roofnet, LDAP, and SCCP dissectors.

See also :

Solution :

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.0.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32153 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1561

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now