Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200911-05

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

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/wireshark on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.2.3
Unaffected versions >= 1.2.3

Background

Wireshark is a versatile network protocol analyzer.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark:

  • Ryan Giobbi reported an integer overflow in wiretap/erf.c (CVE-2009-3829).
  • The vendor reported multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth L2CAP, RADIUS, and MIOP dissectors (CVE-2009-2560), in the OpcUa dissector (CVE-2009-3241), in packet.c in the GSM A RR dissector (CVE-2009-3242), in the TLS dissector (CVE-2009-3243), in the Paltalk dissector (CVE-2009-3549), in the DCERPC/NT dissector (CVE-2009-3550), and in the dissect_negprot_response() function in packet-smb.c in the SMB dissector (CVE-2009-3551).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted "erf" file using Wireshark, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. A remote attacker could furthermore send specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or entice a user to open a malformed packet trace file using Wireshark, possibly resulting in 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-1.2.3"

References

Release Date
November 25, 2009

Latest Revision
November 25, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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