RHEL 4 / 5 : wireshark (RHSA-2011:0370)

High Nessus Plugin ID 52750

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated wireshark packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in Wireshark. If Wireshark opened a specially crafted capture file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-0024)

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-2010-3445, CVE-2011-0538, CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141, CVE-2011-1143)

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3445

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-0024

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-0538

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1139

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1140

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1141

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1143

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011:0370

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52750

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0370.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/22

Updated: 2018/11/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.6

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: 2011/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3445, CVE-2011-0024, CVE-2011-0538, CVE-2011-0713, CVE-2011-1138, CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141, CVE-2011-1142, CVE-2011-1143

BID: 43197, 46167, 46626, 46796

RHSA: 2011:0370