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Wireshark: Denial of Service



Wireshark: Denial of Service
Wireshark: Denial of Service



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200803-32
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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      < 0.99.8                    >= 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 ">=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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