GLSA-200809-17 : Wireshark: Multiple Denials of Service

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34298


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-17 (Wireshark: Multiple Denials of Service)

The following vulnerabilities were reported:
Multiple buffer overflows in the NCP dissector (CVE-2008-3146).
Infinite loop in the NCP dissector (CVE-2008-3932).
Invalid read in the tvb_uncompress() function when processing zlib compressed data (CVE-2008-3933).
Unspecified error when processing Textronix .rf5 files (CVE-2008-3934).
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or by enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.0.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34298

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200809-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/09/26

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3146, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934

OSVDB: 47931, 47932, 47933, 47934

GLSA: 200809-17

CWE: 20, 119