Oracle Linux 4 : wireshark (ELSA-2006-0726 / ELSA-2006-0658 / ELSA-2006-0602)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 67418

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic.

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.4, which is not vulnerable to these issues.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0726 :

Several flaws were found in Wireshark's HTTP, WBXML, LDAP, and XOT protocol dissectors. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4805, CVE-2006-5468, CVE-2006-5469, CVE-2006-5740)

A single NULL byte heap based buffer overflow was found in Wireshark's MIME Multipart dissector. Wireshark could crash or possibly execute arbitrary arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2006-4574)


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0658 :

Bugs were found in Wireshark's SCSI and SSCOP protocol dissectors. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4330, CVE-2006-4333)

An off-by-one bug was found in the IPsec ESP decryption preference parser. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4331)


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0602 :

In May 2006, Ethereal changed its name to Wireshark. This update deprecates the Ethereal packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 in favor of the supported Wireshark packages.

Several denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's protocol dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3627, CVE-2006-3629, CVE-2006-3631)

Several buffer overflow bugs were found in Ethereal's ANSI MAP, NCP NMAS, and NDPStelnet dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or execute arbitrary code if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3630, CVE-2006-3632)

Several format string bugs were found in Ethereal's Checkpoint FW-1, MQ, XML, and NTP dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or execute arbitrary code if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3628)

Solution

Update the affected wireshark packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2006-December/000026.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67418

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2006-0726.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2018/07/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3627, CVE-2006-3628, CVE-2006-3629, CVE-2006-3630, CVE-2006-3631, CVE-2006-3632, CVE-2006-4330, CVE-2006-4331, CVE-2006-4333, CVE-2006-4574, CVE-2006-4805, CVE-2006-5468, CVE-2006-5469, CVE-2006-5740