Wireshark < 1.2.17 / 1.4.7 Multiple DoS Vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by
multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.

Description :

The installed version of Wireshark is 1.2.x less than 1.2.17 or 1.4.x
less than 1.4.7. As such, it is affected by the following
vulnerabilities :

- An error exists in DICOM dissector that can allow denial
of service attacks when processing certain malformed
packets. (Issue #5876)

- An error exists in the handling of corrupted snoop
files that can cause application crashes. (Issue #5912)

- An error exists in the handling of compressed capture
data that can cause application crashes. (Issue #5908)

- An error exists in the handling of 'Visual Networks'
files that can cause application crashes. (Issue #5934)

- An error exists in the 'desegment_tcp()' function in the
file 'epan/dissectors/packet-tcp.c' that can allow a NULL
pointer to be dereferenced when handling certain TCP
segments. (Issue #5837)

- An error exists in the handling of corrupted 'Diameter'
dictionary files that can cause application crashes.
(CVE-2011-1958)

See also :

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5837
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5876
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5912
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5908
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5934
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-08.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-07.html
http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.2.17.html
http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.4.7.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.17 / 1.4.7 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 54942 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48066

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1956
CVE-2011-1957
CVE-2011-1958
CVE-2011-1959
CVE-2011-2174
CVE-2011-2175

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