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 or opened a malformed dump file, it couldcrash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark.(CVE-2008-4683, CVE-2009-0599)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-2008-4680, CVE-2008-4681, CVE-2008-4682,CVE-2008-4684, CVE-2008-4685, CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2009-0600)Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which containWireshark version 1.0.6, and resolve these issues. All running instances ofWireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.