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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-26
(Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities)
The following vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark.
Firstly, if the IPsec ESP parser is used it is susceptible to
off-by-one errors, this parser is disabled by default
SCSI dissector is vulnerable to an unspecified crash
and finally, the
Q.2931 dissector of the SSCOP payload may use all the available memory
if a port range is configured. By default, no port ranges are
A possible hacker might be able to exploit these vulnerabilities, resulting
in a crash or the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of
the user running Wireshark, possibly the root user.
Disable the SCSI and Q.2931 dissectors with the "Analyse" and "Enabled
protocols" menus. Make sure the ESP decryption is disabled, with the
"Edit -> Preferences -> Protocols -> ESP" menu.
All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.3"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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