Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2012:042)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities was found and corrected in Wireshark :

- The ANSI A dissector could dereference a NULL pointer
and crash.

- The IEEE 802.11 dissector could go into an infinite
loop.

- The pcap and pcap-ng file parsers could crash trying
to read ERF data.

- The MP2T dissector could try to allocate too much memory
and crash.

This advisory provides the latest version of Wireshark (1.6.6) which
is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-04.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-05.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-06.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-07.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61947 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52735
52736
52737
52738

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1593
CVE-2012-1594
CVE-2012-1595
CVE-2012-1596

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