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Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201110-02 / wireshark
Release Date October 09, 2011
Latest Revision October 09, 2011: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-analyzer/wireshark < 1.4.9 >= 1.4.9 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #323859, #330479, #339401, #346191, #350551, #354197, #357237, #363895, #369683, #373961, #381551, #383823, #386179


Multiple vulnerabilities in Wireshark allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code, or a Denial of Service condition.

2.  Impact Information


Wireshark is a versatile network protocol analyzer.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark, entice a user to open a malformed packet trace file using Wireshark, or deploy a specially crafted Lua script for use by Wireshark, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code, or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


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-1.4.9"

4.  References


Page updated October 09, 2011

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