FreeBSD : wireshark -- DOCSIS dissector denial of service (28022228-5a0e-11df-942d-0015587e2cc1)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

A vulnerability found in the DOCSIS dissector can cause Wireshark to
crash when a malformed packet trace file is opened. This means that an
attacker will have to trick a victim into opening such a trace file
before being able to crash the application

See also :

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2010-03.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2010-04.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?9a124410

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46259 (freebsd_pkg_280222285a0e11df942d0015587e2cc1.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1455

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