RHEL 7 : wireshark (RHSA-2015:2393)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86988

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated wireshark packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The wireshark packages contain a network protocol analyzer used to capture and browse the traffic running on a computer network.

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. (CVE-2015-2188, CVE-2015-2189, CVE-2015-2191, CVE-2015-3810, CVE-2015-3811, CVE-2015-3812, CVE-2015-3813, CVE-2014-8710, CVE-2014-8711, CVE-2014-8712, CVE-2014-8713, CVE-2014-8714, CVE-2015-0562, CVE-2015-0563, CVE-2015-0564, CVE-2015-3182, CVE-2015-6243, CVE-2015-6244, CVE-2015-6245, CVE-2015-6246, CVE-2015-6248)

The CVE-2015-3182 issue was discovered by Martin Zember of Red Hat.

The wireshark packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.10.14, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#1238676)

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Prior to this update, when using the tshark utility to capture packets over the interface, tshark failed to create output files in the .pcap format even if it was specified using the '-F' option. This bug has been fixed, the '-F' option is now honored, and the result saved in the .pcap format as expected. (BZ#1227199)

In addition, this update adds the following enhancement :

* Previously, wireshark included only microseconds in the .pcapng format. With this update, wireshark supports nanosecond time stamp precision to allow for more accurate time stamps. (BZ#1213339)

All wireshark users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:2393

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-8710

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-8711

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-8712

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-8713

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-8714

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0562

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0563

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0564

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-2188

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-2189

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-2191

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-3182

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-3810

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-3811

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-3812

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-3813

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-6243

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-6244

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-6245

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-6246

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-6248

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86988

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-2393.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/20

Updated: 2019/07/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8710, CVE-2014-8711, CVE-2014-8712, CVE-2014-8713, CVE-2014-8714, CVE-2015-0562, CVE-2015-0563, CVE-2015-0564, CVE-2015-2188, CVE-2015-2189, CVE-2015-2191, CVE-2015-3182, CVE-2015-3810, CVE-2015-3811, CVE-2015-3812, CVE-2015-3813, CVE-2015-6243, CVE-2015-6244, CVE-2015-6245, CVE-2015-6246, CVE-2015-6248

RHSA: 2015:2393