Amazon Linux 2 : wireshark (ALAS-2023-2348)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186566

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of wireshark installed on the remote host is prior to 2.6.2-15. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2348 advisory.

- The NetScreen file parser could crash. 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-2023-6175)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update wireshark' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2023-2348.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-6175.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/faqs.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186566

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2348.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2023

Updated: 1/12/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-6175

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-cli, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-devel

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/15/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-6175

IAVB: 2023-B-0091-S