RHEL 6 : wireshark (RHSA-2012:0509)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58841

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

Several flaws were found in Wireshark. 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-2011-1590, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-1595)

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-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0066)

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 packages.

See Also

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

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1590

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1957

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1958

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1959

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2174

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2175

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2597

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2698

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-4102

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-0041

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-0042

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-0066

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-0067

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1595

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012:0509

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58841

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-0509.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/04/24

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.2

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: 2012/04/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1590, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-1595

BID: 46796, 47392, 48066, 48506, 49071, 50486, 51368, 51710, 52737

RHSA: 2012:0509