Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2009:058)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37419


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


Buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c in Wireshark 0.99.7 through 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed NetScreen snoop file.

Wireshark 0.99.6 through 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted Tektronix K12 text capture file, as demonstrated by a file with exactly one frame. (CVE-2009-0600)

Format string vulnerability in Wireshark 0.99.8 through 1.0.5 on non-Windows platforms allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) via format string specifiers in the HOME environment variable. (CVE-2009-0601)

This update provides Wireshark 1.0.6, which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37419

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-058.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0599, CVE-2009-0600, CVE-2009-0601

MDVSA: 2009:058

CWE: 20, 119, 134