Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:001-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 36583


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A number of vulnerabilities in the Wireshark program were found that could cause crashes, excessive looping, or arbitrary code execution.

This update provides Wireshark 0.99.7 which is not vulnerable to these issues.

An updated version of libsmi is also being provided, not because of security issues, but because this version of wireshark uses it instead of net-snmp for SNMP support.

Update :

This update is being reissued without libcap (kernel capabilities) support, as that is not required by the original released packages, and thus gave trouble for a number of users.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36583

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

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:mandriva:linux:lib64wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wireshark0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwireshark0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wireshark-tools, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6111, CVE-2007-6112, CVE-2007-6113, CVE-2007-6114, CVE-2007-6115, CVE-2007-6116, CVE-2007-6117, CVE-2007-6118, CVE-2007-6119, CVE-2007-6120, CVE-2007-6121, CVE-2007-6438, CVE-2007-6439, CVE-2007-6441, CVE-2007-6450, CVE-2007-6451

MDVSA: 2008:001-1

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 264, 399