Wireshark 1.8.x < 1.8.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The installed version of Wireshark 1.8 is earlier than 1.8.4. It is,
therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Errors exist related to the USB, sFlow, EIGRP,
3GPP2 A11, SCTP, ICMPv6, iSCSI, WTP and RTCP dissectors
that can allow denial of service attacks by putting the
application into an infinite loop. (Bug 7787, 7789,
7800, 7801, 7802, 7844, 7858, 7869, 7889)

- An error exists in the ISAKMP dissector that can allow
a malformed packet to crash the application. (Bug 7855)

- An error exists related to pcap-ng host names that can
allow disclosure of sensitive information while working
with multiple pcap-ng files. (wnpa-2012-30)

See also :

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-30.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-31.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-32.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-33.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-34.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-35.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-36.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-37.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-38.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-39.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-40.html
http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.8.4.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.8.4 or later.

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

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