GLSA 200803-32 Wireshark: Denial of Service
Posted on: 03/24/2008 11:15 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Wireshark: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-32
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Wireshark: Denial of Service
Date: March 24, 2008
Bugs: #212149
ID: 200803-32

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Synopsis
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Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been discovered in
Wireshark.

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; 0.99.8 gt;= 0.99.8

Description
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Multiple unspecified errors exist in the SCTP, SNMP, and TFTP
dissectors.

Impact
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A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service by sending a
malformed packet.

Workaround
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Disable the SCTP, SNMP, and TFTP dissectors.

Resolution
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All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.8"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1070
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1070
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-1071
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1071
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-1072
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1072

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-200803-32.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 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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