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From: Tobias Heinlein <keytoaster@g.o>
Subject: [ GLSA 200906-05 ] Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:14:34 +0200
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200906-05
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  Severity: High
     Title: Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: June 30, 2009
      Bugs: #242996, #248425, #258013, #264571, #271062
        ID: 200906-05

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark which allow
for Denial of Service (application crash) or remote code execution.

Background
==========

Wireshark is a versatile network protocol analyzer.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-analyzer/wireshark       < 1.0.8                     >= 1.0.8

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark:

* David Maciejak discovered a vulnerability in packet-usb.c in the
  USB dissector via a malformed USB Request Block (URB)
  (CVE-2008-4680).

* Florent Drouin and David Maciejak reported an unspecified
  vulnerability in the Bluetooth RFCOMM dissector (CVE-2008-4681).

* A malformed Tamos CommView capture file (aka .ncf file) with an
  "unknown/unexpected packet type" triggers a failed assertion in
  wtap.c (CVE-2008-4682).

* An unchecked packet length parameter in the dissect_btacl()
  function in packet-bthci_acl.c in the Bluetooth ACL dissector causes
  an erroneous tvb_memcpy() call (CVE-2008-4683).

* A vulnerability where packet-frame does not properly handle
  exceptions thrown by post dissectors caused by a certain series of
  packets (CVE-2008-4684).

* Mike Davies reported a use-after-free vulnerability in the
  dissect_q931_cause_ie() function in packet-q931.c in the Q.931
  dissector via certain packets that trigger an exception
  (CVE-2008-4685).

* The Security Vulnerability Research Team of Bkis reported that the
  SMTP dissector could consume excessive amounts of CPU and memory
  (CVE-2008-5285).

* The vendor reported that the WLCCP dissector could go into an
  infinite loop (CVE-2008-6472).

* babi discovered a buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c via a
  malformed NetScreen snoop file (CVE-2009-0599).

* A specially crafted Tektronix K12 text capture file can cause an
  application crash (CVE-2009-0600).

* A format string vulnerability via format string specifiers in the
  HOME environment variable (CVE-2009-0601).

* THCX Labs reported a format string vulnerability in the
  PROFINET/DCP (PN-DCP) dissector via a PN-DCP packet with format
  string specifiers in the station name (CVE-2009-1210).

* An unspecified vulnerability with unknown impact and attack vectors
  (CVE-2009-1266).

* Marty Adkins and Chris Maynard discovered a parsing error in the
  dissector for the Check Point High-Availability Protocol (CPHAP)
  (CVE-2009-1268).

* Magnus Homann discovered a parsing error when loading a Tektronix
  .rf5 file (CVE-2009-1269).

* The vendor reported that the PCNFSD dissector could crash
  (CVE-2009-1829).

Impact
======

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 which can
trigger a Denial of Service (application crash or excessive CPU and
memory usage) and possibly allow for the execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Wireshark.

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-1.0.8"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-4680
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4680
  [ 2 ] CVE-2008-4681
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4681
  [ 3 ] CVE-2008-4682
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4682
  [ 4 ] CVE-2008-4683
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4683
  [ 5 ] CVE-2008-4684
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4684
  [ 6 ] CVE-2008-4685
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4685
  [ 7 ] CVE-2008-5285
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5285
  [ 8 ] CVE-2008-6472
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-6472
  [ 9 ] CVE-2009-0599
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0599
  [ 10 ] CVE-2009-0600
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0600
  [ 11 ] CVE-2009-0601
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0601
  [ 12 ] CVE-2009-1210
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1210
  [ 13 ] CVE-2009-1266
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1266
  [ 14 ] CVE-2009-1268
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1268
  [ 15 ] CVE-2009-1269
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1269
  [ 16 ] CVE-2009-1829
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1829

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200906-05.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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

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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