Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2007-0066)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67449


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0066 :

New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal.

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

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic.

Several denial of service bugs were found in Wireshark's LLT, IEEE 802.11, http, and tcp protocol dissectors. It was possible for Wireshark to crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-0456, CVE-2007-0457, CVE-2007-0458, CVE-2007-0459)

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected wireshark packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67449

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0066.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0456, CVE-2007-0457, CVE-2007-0458, CVE-2007-0459

OSVDB: 33073, 33074, 33075, 33076

RHSA: 2007:0066