wireshark security, bug fix, and enhancement update (RHSA-2013-1569)

Original Release Date: November 27, 2013
Last Revised: November 12, 2015
Number: ASA-2013-546
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 3.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

Wireshark, previously known as Ethereal, is a network protocol analyzer. It is used to capture and browse the traffic running on a computer network.

Two flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2013-3559 and CVE-2013-4083 to these issues.

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 malicious dump file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2012-2392, CVE-2012-3825, CVE-2012-4285, CVE-2012-4288, CVE-2012-4289, CVE-2012-4290, CVE-2012-4291, CVE-2012-4292, CVE-2012-5595, CVE-2012-5597, CVE-2012-5598, CVE-2012-5599, CVE-2012-5600, CVE-2012-6056, CVE-2012-6059, CVE-2012-6060, CVE-2012-6061, CVE-2012-6062, CVE-2013-3557, CVE-2013-3561, CVE-2013-4081, CVE-2013-4927, CVE-2013-4931, CVE-2013-4932, CVE-2013-4933, CVE-2013-4934, CVE-2013-4935, CVE-2013-4936 and CVE-2013-5721 to these issues.

More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by Red Hat:

2. Avaya System Products using a modified version of RHEL6 with affected packages installed:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Aura® Collaboration Environment 2.x Low Upgrade to 3.0 or later.
Avaya IP Office Server Edition 8.1 thru 9.1.3 Low Upgrade to 9.1.4 or later.
Avaya IP Office Application Server 9.0 thru 9.1.3 Low Upgrade to 9.1.4 or later.
Avaya Aura® Session Manager 6.3 thru 6.3.7 Low Upgrade to 6.3.8 or later.

Recommended Actions for System Products:
Avaya strongly recommends following the networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but the System Product operating system or application should not be modified unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.

Mitigating Factors:

When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:

Vulnerability Mitigating Factors
CVE-2012-2392
CVE-2012-3825
CVE-2012-4285
CVE-2012-4288
CVE-2012-4289
CVE-2012-4290
CVE-2012-4291
CVE-2012-4292
CVE-2012-5595
CVE-2012-5597
CVE-2012-5598
CVE-2012-5599
CVE-2012-5600
CVE-2012-6056
CVE-2012-6059
CVE-2012-6060
CVE-2012-6061
CVE-2012-6062
CVE-2013-3557
CVE-2013-3559
CVE-2013-3561
CVE-2013-4081
CVE-2013-4083
CVE-2013-4927
CVE-2013-4931
CVE-2013-4932
CVE-2013-4933
CVE-2013-4934
CVE-2013-4935
CVE-2013-4936
CVE-2013-5721
These are a Low risk for all products because only administrative users have privileges to run wireshark and opening dump files from unknown systems would constitute non-standard user interaction..

3. Avaya Software-Only Products:

Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.

In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.

Product: Actions:
Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the AES application.
CVLAN Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.
Avaya Aura® Experience Portal Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the EP application.
Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS) Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.
Avaya Aura® Presence Services Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the PS application.
Avaya Secure Access Link Gateway Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the SAL Gateway application.
Avaya Voice Portal Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the VP application.

Recommended Actions for Software-Only Products:
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends following the recommended actions supplied by Red Hat regarding their Enterprise Linux.

4. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

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6. Revision History:

V 1.0 - November 27, 2013 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - August 8, 2014 - Updated CE actions, and SM affected versions and actions.
V 3.0 - November 12, 2015 - Updated IP Office SE and IPOAS affected versions and actions, and set advisory status to Final.

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