FreeBSD : Wireshark -- DoS in the BER-based dissectors (b2eaa7c2-e64a-11df-bc65-0022156e8794)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been discovered in Wireshark, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an infinite recursion error in the
'dissect_unknown_ber()' function in epan/dissectors/packet-ber.c and
can be exploited to cause a stack overflow e.g. via a specially
crafted SNMP packet.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.4.0 and reported in
version 1.2.11 and prior and version 1.4.0 and prior.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50500 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3445

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