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RHSA-2009:1100: wireshark security update

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RHSA-2009:1100: wireshark security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
04/01/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/12/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

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.

Solution(s)

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

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