Debian DSA-1446-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 29840
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionSeveral remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which may lead to denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :
- CVE-2007-6450 The RPL dissector could be tricked into an infinite loop.
- CVE-2007-6451 The CIP dissector could be tricked into excessive memory allocation.
SolutionUpgrade the wireshark packages.
For the old stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in version 0.10.10-2sarge11. (In Sarge Wireshark used to be called Ethereal).
For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.99.4-5.etch.2.