RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : wireshark (RHSA-2006:0658)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22344


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic.

Bugs were found in Wireshark's SCSI and SSCOP protocol dissectors.
Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4330, CVE-2006-4333)

An off-by-one bug was found in the IPsec ESP decryption preference parser. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4331)

Users of Wireshark or Ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.3, which is not vulnerable to these issues. These packages also fix a bug in the PAM configuration of the Wireshark packages which prevented non-root users starting a capture.


Update the affected wireshark and / or wireshark-gnome packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22344

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0658.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/09/14

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4330, CVE-2006-4331, CVE-2006-4333

OSVDB: 28196, 28197, 28199

RHSA: 2006:0658

CWE: 399