Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2010:242)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This advisory updates wireshark to the latest version (1.2.13), fixing
one security issue :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the dissect_ldss_transfer function
(epan/dissectors/packet-ldss.c) in the LDSS dissector in Wireshark
1.2.0 through 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 through 1.4.1 allows remote attackers
to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary
code via an LDSS packet with a long digest line that triggers memory
corruption (CVE-2010-4300).

See also :

http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.2.13.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2010-14.html
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5318

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50827 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44987

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4300

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