openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-2016-557)

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


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update to wireshark 1.12.11 fixes 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.

- The PKTC dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-22)

- The PKTC dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-23)

- The IAX2 dissector could go into an infinite loop
(wnpa-sec-2016-24)

- Wireshark and TShark could exhaust the stack
(wnpa-sec-2016-25)

- The GSM CBCH dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-26)

- The NCP dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-28)

- Further bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed
in:
https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.12.1
1.html

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=976944
https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.12.11.html

Solution :

Update the affected wireshark packages.

Risk factor :

Low

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90909 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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