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[ GLSA 200607-09 ] Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 16:01:26 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200607-09
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  Severity: High
     Title: Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: July 25, 2006
      Bugs: #140856
        ID: 200607-09

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Synopsis
========

Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal) is vulnerable to several
security issues, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code
by a remote attacker.

Background
==========

Wireshark, formerly known as Ethereal, is a popular network protocol
analyzer.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                 /   Vulnerable   /             Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-analyzer/wireshark       < 0.99.2                   >= 0.99.2
  2  net-analyzer/ethereal      <= 0.99.0-r1               Vulnerable!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
           to another package if one is available or wait for the
           existing packages to be marked stable by their
           architecture maintainers.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

Wireshark dissectors have been found vulnerable to a large number of
exploits, including off-by-one errors, buffer overflows, format string
overflows and an infinite loop.

Impact
======

Running an affected version of Wireshark or Ethereal could allow for a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the user's computer by
sending specially crafted packets.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.2"

All Ethereal users should migrate to Wireshark:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --unmerge net-analyzer/ethereal
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.2"

To keep the [saved] configuration from Ethereal and reuse it with
Wireshark:

    # mv ~/.ethereal ~/.wireshark

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Wireshark wnpa-sec-2006-01
        http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2006-01.html
  [ 2 ] CVE-2006-3627
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3627
  [ 3 ] CVE-2006-3628
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3628
  [ 4 ] CVE-2006-3629
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3629
  [ 5 ] CVE-2006-3630
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3630
  [ 6 ] CVE-2006-3631
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3631
  [ 7 ] CVE-2006-3632
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3632

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200607-09.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

Copyright 2006 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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