RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (RHSA-2008:0890)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34328

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 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 and / or wireshark-gnome packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1070

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1071

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1072

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1561

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1562

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1563

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3137

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3138

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3141

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3145

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3146

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3932

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3933

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3934

https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/

https://www.wireshark.org/security/

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0890

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34328

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0890.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/10/02

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

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: 2008/10/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/02/28

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