Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2012:042)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61947


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


Multiple vulnerabilities was found and corrected in Wireshark :

- The ANSI A dissector could dereference a NULL pointer and crash.

- The IEEE 802.11 dissector could go into an infinite loop.

- The pcap and pcap-ng file parsers could crash trying to read ERF data.

- The MP2T dissector could try to allocate too much memory and crash.

This advisory provides the latest version of Wireshark (1.6.6) which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61947

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-042.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dumpcap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wireshark1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwireshark1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rawshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wireshark-tools, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1593, CVE-2012-1594, CVE-2012-1595, CVE-2012-1596

BID: 52735, 52736, 52737, 52738

OSVDB: 80711, 80712, 80713, 80714

MDVSA: 2012:042