Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2011:118)

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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 (1.2.18), fixing
one security issue :

The Lucent/Ascend file parser in Wireshark 1.2.x before 1.2.18, 1.4.x
through 1.4.7, and 1.6.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (infinite loop) via malformed packets (CVE-2011-2597).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55666 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48506

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2597

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