Wireshark / Ethereal 0.9.2 to 1.0.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41029
SynopsisThe remote host has an application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe installed version of Wireshark or Ethereal is affected by multiple issues :
- The AFS dissector could crash. (Bug 3564)
- The infiniband dissector could crash on some platforms.
- The OpcUa dissector could use excessive CPU and memory.
These vulnerabilities could result in a denial of service. A remote attacker could exploit these issues by tricking a user into opening a maliciously crafted capture file. Additionally, if Wireshark is running in promiscuous mode, one of these issues could be exploited remotely (from the same network segment).
SolutionUpgrade to Wireshark 1.0.9 or later.