openSUSE Security Update : Wireshark (openSUSE-2017-194)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update to Wireshark 2.2.4 fixes two minor vulnerabilities that
could be used to cause Wireshark to go into a large or infinite loop
by sending specially crafted packages over the network or into a
capture file. (bsc#1021739)

- CVE-2017-5596: The ASTERIX dissector could go into an
infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2017-01)

- CVE-2017-5597: The DHCPv6 dissector could go into a
large loop (wnpa-sec-2017-02)

- Further bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed
in:
https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-2.2.4.
html

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1021739
https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-2.2.4.html

Solution :

Update the affected Wireshark packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96997 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5596
CVE-2017-5597

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