Amazon Linux AMI : wireshark (ALAS-2012-71)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69678

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Several flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark.

Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malicious dump file.

Solution

Run 'yum update wireshark' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-71.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69678

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-71.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1590

ALAS: 2012-71

RHSA: 2012:0509