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Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200911-05 / wireshark
Release Date November 25, 2009
Latest Revision November 25, 2009: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-analyzer/wireshark < 1.2.3 >= 1.2.3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #285280, #290710


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

2.  Impact Information


Wireshark is a versatile network protocol analyzer.


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).


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.

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-1.2.3"

4.  References


Page updated November 25, 2009

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