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Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200712-23 / wireshark
Release Date December 30, 2007
Latest Revision December 30, 2007: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-analyzer/wireshark < 0.99.7 >= 0.99.7 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #199958


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated December 30, 2007

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