RHEL 4 : wireshark (RHSA-2007:0709)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28238


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


New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities and functionality bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
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 HTTP, iSeries, DCP ETSI, SSL, MMS, DHCP and BOOTP protocol dissectors. It was possible for Wireshark to crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-3389, CVE-2007-3390, CVE-2007-3391, CVE-2007-3392, CVE-2007-3393)

Wireshark would interpret certain completion codes incorrectly when dissecting IPMI traffic. Additionally, IPMI 2.0 packets would be reported as malformed IPMI traffic.

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.6, which correct these issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28238

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0709.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/16

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3389, CVE-2007-3390, CVE-2007-3391, CVE-2007-3392, CVE-2007-3393

BID: 24662

OSVDB: 37641

RHSA: 2007:0709

CWE: 20