GLSA 200911-05 Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/25/2009 04:45 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200911-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 25, 2009
Bugs: #285280, #290710
ID: 200911-05

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

Background
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Wireshark is a versatile network protocol analyzer.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/wireshark lt; 1.2.3 gt;= 1.2.3

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.2.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-2560
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2560
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-3241
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3241
[ 3 ] CVE-2009-3242
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3242
[ 4 ] CVE-2009-3243
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3243
[ 5 ] CVE-2009-3549
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3549
[ 6 ] CVE-2009-3550
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3550
[ 7 ] CVE-2009-3551
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3551
[ 8 ] CVE-2009-3829
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3829

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-200911-05.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 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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