Debian DSA-2395-1 : wireshark - buffer underflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57735

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Laurent Butti discovered a buffer underflow in the LANalyzer dissector of the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code (CVE-2012-0068 ).

This update also addresses several bugs, which can lead to crashes of Wireshark. These are not treated as security issues, but are fixed nonetheless if security updates are scheduled: CVE-2011-3483, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066 and CVE-2012-0067.

Solution

Upgrade the wireshark packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.11-6+squeeze6.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-0068

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2011-3483

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-0041

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-0042

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-0066

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-0067

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/wireshark

https://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2395

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57735

File Name: debian_DSA-2395.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/31

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3483, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0068

DSA: 2395