FreeBSD : wireshark -- denial of service in DRDA dissector (5415f1b3-f33d-11e1-8bd8-0022156e8794)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61763
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionRedHat security team reports :
A denial of service flaw was found in the way Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) dissector of Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, performed processing of certain DRDA packet capture files. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted capture file that, when opened could lead to wireshark executable to consume excessive amount of CPU time and hang with an infinite loop.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.