Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200708-12

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/wireshark on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.99.6
Unaffected versions >= 0.99.6

Background

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

Description

Wireshark doesn't properly handle chunked encoding in HTTP responses (CVE-2007-3389), iSeries capture files (CVE-2007-3390), certain types of DCP ETSI packets (CVE-2007-3391), and SSL or MMS packets (CVE-2007-3392). An off-by-one error has been discovered in the DHCP/BOOTP dissector when handling DHCP-over-DOCSIS packets (CVE-2007-3393).

Impact

A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets on a network being monitored with Wireshark, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Wireshark which might be the root user, or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

In order to prevent root compromise, take network captures with tcpdump and analyze them running Wireshark as a least privileged user.

Resolution

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.6"

References

Release Date
August 16, 2007

Latest Revision
August 16, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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