Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:242)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark. The first is a
vulnerability in the SMTP dissector that could cause it to consume
excessive CPU and memory via a long SMTP request (CVE-2008-5285).

The second is an issue with the WLCCP dissector that could cause it to
go into an infinite loop.

This update also provides a patch to fix a potential freeze during
capture interface selection.

This update provides Wireshark 1.0.5, which is not vulnerable to these

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37127 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-242.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32422

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5285

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