CentOS 3 / 4 : wireshark (CESA-2007:0066)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24818

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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.

Several denial of service bugs were found in Wireshark's LLT, IEEE 802.11, http, and tcp protocol dissectors. It was possible for Wireshark to crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-0456, CVE-2007-0457, CVE-2007-0458, CVE-2007-0459)

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution

Update the affected wireshark packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9033929d

http://www.nessus.org/u?4761b3ab

http://www.nessus.org/u?4629ad61

http://www.nessus.org/u?b7f3ef51

http://www.nessus.org/u?10aa4b5f

http://www.nessus.org/u?d3aa6656

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24818

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0066.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/03/16

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0456, CVE-2007-0457, CVE-2007-0458, CVE-2007-0459

RHSA: 2007:0066