openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-2016-301)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Wireshark was updated to 1.12.10, fixing a number issues in protocol
dissectors that could have allowed a remote attacker to crash
Wireshark or cause excessive CPU usage through specially crafted
packages inserted into the network or a capture file, specifically :

- CVE-2016-2523: DNP dissector infinite loop

- CVE-2016-2530: RSL dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-10)

- CVE-2016-2531: RSL dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-10)

- CVE-2016-2532: LLRP dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-11)

- GSM A-bis OML dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-14)

- ASN.1 BER dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-15)

- ASN.1 BER dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-18)

Further bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed in:

The following non-security bugs were fixed :

- boo#961170: Recommend wireshark-ui instead of requiring
it to support text-only used

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected wireshark packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89715 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2523

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