CentOS Update for wireshark CESA-2008:0890 centos3 x86_64

Published: 2009-02-27 08:02:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
Check for the Version of wireshark

Affected Versions:
wireshark on CentOS 3

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal. Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-3146) Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072, CVE-2008-1561, CVE-2008-1562, CVE-2008-1563, CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934) Additionally, this update changes the default Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration to always prompt for the root password before each start of Wireshark. This avoids unintentionally running Wireshark with root privileges. Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.3, and resolve these issues.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1070
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1071
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1072
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1561
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1562
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1563
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3137
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3138
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3141
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3145
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3146
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3932
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3933
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3934

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-October/015282.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2009-02-27
Modified
2017-07-10
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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