Wireshark: Denial of Service
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200808-04 / wireshark
||August 06, 2008
||August 06, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been discovered in
Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer with a graphical front-end.
Multiple vulnerabilities related to memory management were discovered
in the GSM SMS dissector (CVE-2008-3137), the PANA and KISMET
dissectors (CVE-2008-3138), the RTMPT dissector (CVE-2008-3139), the
syslog dissector (CVE-2008-3140) and the RMI dissector (CVE-2008-3141)
and when reassembling fragmented packets (CVE-2008-3145).
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a
specially crafted packet on a network being monitored by Wireshark or
enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing a Denial
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.0.2"