Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200712-23

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 < 0.99.7
Unaffected versions >= 0.99.7

Background

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

Description

Multiple buffer overflows and infinite loops were discovered in multiple dissector and parser components, including those for MP3 and NCP (CVE-2007-6111), PPP (CVE-2007-6112), DNP (CVE-2007-6113), SSL and iSeries (OS/400) Communication traces (CVE-2007-6114), ANSI MAP (CVE-2007-6115), Firebird/Interbase (CVE-2007-6116), HTTP (CVE-2007-6117), MEGACO (CVE-2007-6118), DCP ETSI (CVE-2007-6119), Bluetooth SDP (CVE-2007-6120), RPC Portmap (CVE-2007-6121), SMB (CVE-2007-6438), IPv6 amd USB (CVE-2007-6439), WiMAX (CVE-2007-6441), RPL (CVE-2007-6450), CIP (CVE-2007-6451). The vulnerabilities were discovered by Stefan Esser, Beyond Security, Fabiodds, Peter Leeming, Steve and ainsley.

Impact

A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets on a network being monitored with Wireshark or entice a user to open a specially crafted file, 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

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-0.99.7"

References

Release Date
December 30, 2007

Latest Revision
December 30, 2007: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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