FreeBSD : wireshark -- denial of service in DRDA dissector (5415f1b3-f33d-11e1-8bd8-0022156e8794)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

RedHat security team reports :

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Distributed Relational
Database Architecture (DRDA) dissector of Wireshark, a network traffic
analyzer, performed processing of certain DRDA packet capture files. A
remote attacker could create a specially crafted capture file that,
when opened could lead to wireshark executable to consume excessive
amount of CPU time and hang with an infinite loop.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=849926
http://www.nessus.org/u?19b06ec9

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61763 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3548

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