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Gentoo: Wireshark Denial of Service Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark which allow for Denial of Service.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200909-16
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Wireshark: Denial of Service
      Date: September 13, 2009
      Bugs: #278564
        ID: 200909-16

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark which allow
for 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       < 1.2.1                     >=3D 1.2.1

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark:

* A buffer overflow in the IPMI dissector related to an array index
  error (CVE-2009-2559).

* Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth L2CAP,
  RADIUS, and MIOP dissectors (CVE-2009-2560).

* An unspecified vulnerability in the sFlow dissector
  (CVE-2009-2561).

* An unspecified vulnerability in the AFS dissector (CVE-2009-2562).

* An unspecified vulnerability in the Infiniband dissector when
  running on unspecified platforms (CVE-2009-2563).

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending
specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or
by enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file to cause 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 =3Dnet-analyzer/wireshark-1.2.1

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-2559
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-2559
  [ 2 ] CVE-2009-2560
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-2560
  [ 3 ] CVE-2009-2561
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-2561
  [ 4 ] CVE-2009-2562
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-2562
  [ 5 ] CVE-2009-2563
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-2563

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-200909-16.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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