Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:242)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 37127


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


Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark. The first is a vulnerability in the SMTP dissector that could cause it to consume excessive CPU and memory via a long SMTP request (CVE-2008-5285).

The second is an issue with the WLCCP dissector that could cause it to go into an infinite loop.

This update also provides a patch to fix a potential freeze during capture interface selection.

This update provides Wireshark 1.0.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37127

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-242.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dumpcap, 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:rawshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wireshark-tools, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/15/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2008-6472

BID: 32422

CWE: 399

MDVSA: 2008:242