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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200808-04 ] Wireshark: Denial of Service

From: Robert Buchholz <rbu_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Aug 06 2008 - 00:46:00 GMT
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Severity: Normal Title: Wireshark: Denial of Service Date: August 06, 2008 Bugs: #230411, #231587 ID: 200808-04
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Synopsis


Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark.

Background


Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer with a graphical front-end.

Affected packages



Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-analyzer/wireshark < 1.0.2 >= 1.0.2

Description


Multiple vulnerabilities related to memory management were discovered in the GSM SMS dissector (CVE-2008-3137), the PANA and KISMET dissectors (CVE-2008-3138), the RTMPT dissector (CVE-2008-3139), the syslog dissector (CVE-2008-3140) and the RMI dissector (CVE-2008-3141) and when reassembling fragmented packets (CVE-2008-3145).

Impact


A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted packet on a network being monitored by Wireshark or enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing a Denial of Service.

Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution


All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.0.2"

References


  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-3137
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3137   [ 2 ] CVE-2008-3138
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3138   [ 3 ] CVE-2008-3139
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3139   [ 4 ] CVE-2008-3140
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3140   [ 5 ] CVE-2008-3141
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3141   [ 6 ] CVE-2008-3145
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3145

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200808-04.xml

Concerns?


Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License


Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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