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RHSA-2008:0890: wireshark security update

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RHSA-2008:0890: wireshark security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/02/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/22/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark waspreviously known as Ethereal.Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark reada malformed packet off a network, it could crash or, possibly, executearbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-3146)Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark couldcrash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, oropened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072,CVE-2008-1561, CVE-2008-1562, CVE-2008-1563, CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138,CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934)Additionally, this update changes the default Pluggable AuthenticationModules (PAM) configuration to always prompt for the root password beforeeach start of Wireshark. This avoids unintentionally running Wireshark withroot privileges.Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which containWireshark version 1.0.3, and resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-wireshark
  • redhat-upgrade-wireshark-gnome

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