Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2012:125)

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities was found and corrected in Wireshark :

It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file (CVE-2012-4048).

It may be possible to make Wireshark consume excessive CPU resources by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file (CVE-2012-4049).

This advisory provides the latest versiona of Wireshark (1.4.14, 1.6.8) which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-11.html

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-12.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61974

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-125.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 9/6/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/6/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4048, CVE-2012-4049

BID: 54649

MDVSA: 2012:125