Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2012:125)

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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 :

It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed
packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed
packet trace file (CVE-2012-4048).

It may be possible to make Wireshark consume excessive CPU resources
by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone
to read a malformed packet trace file (CVE-2012-4049).

This advisory provides the latest versiona of Wireshark (1.4.14,
1.6.8) which is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-11.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-12.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61974 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54649

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4048
CVE-2012-4049

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