Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2009:292-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42993


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


Vulnerabilities have been discovered and corrected in wireshark, affecting DCERPC/NT dissector, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a file that records a malformed packet trace (CVE-2009-3550); and in wiretap/erf.c which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted erf file (CVE-2009-3829).

The wireshark package has been updated to fix these vulnerabilities.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42993

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-292.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/04

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3550, CVE-2009-3829

BID: 36591, 36846

OSVDB: 59460, 59478

MDVSA: 2009:292-1

CWE: 189