CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (CESA-2008:0890)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 34326
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

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

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal.

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-3146)

Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072, CVE-2008-1561, CVE-2008-1562, CVE-2008-1563, CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934)

Additionally, this update changes the default Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration to always prompt for the root password before each start of Wireshark. This avoids unintentionally running Wireshark with root privileges.

Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.3, and resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected wireshark packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ca1ababf

http://www.nessus.org/u?8dbb3197

http://www.nessus.org/u?ce4d9856

http://www.nessus.org/u?f3efc196

http://www.nessus.org/u?cc966927

http://www.nessus.org/u?61878bf6

http://www.nessus.org/u?eabadb13

http://www.nessus.org/u?d42afa4a

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34326

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0890.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/2/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

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, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/3/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/28/2008

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072, CVE-2008-1561, CVE-2008-1562, CVE-2008-1563, CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145, CVE-2008-3146, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934

BID: 28025, 28485, 30020, 30181, 31009

RHSA: 2008:0890

CWE: 20, 119, 200, 399