RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (RHSA-2010:0360)

High Nessus Plugin ID 46301


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal.

An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the Wireshark SMB and SMB2 dissectors. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2009-4377)

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the Wireshark LWRES dissector. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2010-0304)

Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malicious dump file. (CVE-2009-2560, CVE-2009-2562, CVE-2009-2563, CVE-2009-3550, CVE-2009-3829)

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.11, and resolve these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected wireshark and / or wireshark-gnome packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 46301

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0360.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/11

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/20

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Wireshark LWRES Dissector getaddrsbyname_request Buffer Overflow (loop))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2560, CVE-2009-2562, CVE-2009-2563, CVE-2009-3550, CVE-2009-3829, CVE-2009-4377, CVE-2010-0304

BID: 35748, 36591, 36846, 37407, 37985

RHSA: 2010:0360

CWE: 119, 189