GLSA 200712-23 Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/30/2007 08:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: December 30, 2007
Bugs: #199958
ID: 200712-23

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/wireshark lt; 0.99.7 gt;= 0.99.7

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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.7"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6111
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6111
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-6112
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6112
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-6113
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6113
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-6114
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6114
[ 5 ] CVE-2007-6115
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6115
[ 6 ] CVE-2007-6116
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6116
[ 7 ] CVE-2007-6117
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6117
[ 8 ] CVE-2007-6118
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6118
[ 9 ] CVE-2007-6119
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6119
[ 10 ] CVE-2007-6120
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6120
[ 11 ] CVE-2007-6121
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6121
[ 12 ] CVE-2007-6438
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6438
[ 13 ] CVE-2007-6439
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6439
[ 14 ] CVE-2007-6441
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6441
[ 15 ] CVE-2007-6450
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6450
[ 16 ] CVE-2007-6451
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6451

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-23.xml

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2007 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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