CentOS 4 / 5 : wireshark (CESA-2011:0370)

high Nessus Plugin ID 52757
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS 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 packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?36423823

http://www.nessus.org/u?af809564

http://www.nessus.org/u?6f9a6ee2

http://www.nessus.org/u?8a01235e

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52757

File Name: centos_RHSA-2011-0370.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/26/2010

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