Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60785

Synopsis

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

Description

An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the Wireshark SMB and SMB2 dissectors. 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-2009-4377)

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the Wireshark LWRES dissector. 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-2010-0304)

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-2009-2560, CVE-2009-2562, CVE-2009-2563, CVE-2009-3550, CVE-2009-3829)

All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Note: libsmi was added to SL4 and SL5 because it was a new dependency for wireshark and older versions of SL4 and SL5 did not have libsmi.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?30fe26b0

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60785

File Name: sl_20100420_wireshark_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/20

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Wireshark LWRES Dissector getaddrsbyname_request Buffer Overflow (loop))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2560, CVE-2009-2562, CVE-2009-2563, CVE-2009-3550, CVE-2009-3829, CVE-2009-4377, CVE-2010-0304

CWE: 119, 189