Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2010:242)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50827


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


This advisory updates wireshark to the latest version (1.2.13), fixing one security issue :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the dissect_ldss_transfer function (epan/dissectors/packet-ldss.c) in the LDSS dissector in Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 through 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an LDSS packet with a long digest line that triggers memory corruption (CVE-2010-4300).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50827

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-242.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/11/29

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4300

BID: 44987

MDVSA: 2010:242