Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark waspreviously known as Ethereal.A format string flaw was found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformedpacket off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or,possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2009-1210)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 malicious dump file. (CVE-2009-1268, CVE-2009-1269, CVE-2009-1829)Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which containWireshark version 1.0.8, and resolve these issues. All running instances ofWireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.