GLSA-200909-16 : Wireshark: Denial of Service
High Nessus Plugin ID 40963
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200909-16 (Wireshark: Denial of Service)
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark:
A buffer overflow in the IPMI dissector related to an array index error (CVE-2009-2559).
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth L2CAP, RADIUS, and MIOP dissectors (CVE-2009-2560).
An unspecified vulnerability in the sFlow dissector (CVE-2009-2561).
An unspecified vulnerability in the AFS dissector (CVE-2009-2562).
An unspecified vulnerability in the Infiniband dissector when running on unspecified platforms (CVE-2009-2563).
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or by enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file to cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.2.1'