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RHSA-2010:0625: wireshark security update

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RHSA-2010:0625: wireshark security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/13/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/13/2010
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 the Wireshark SigCompUniversal Decompressor Virtual Machine (UDVM) dissector. If Wireshark reada malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it couldcrash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark.(CVE-2010-2287, CVE-2010-2995)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-2010-1455, CVE-2010-2283, CVE-2010-2284,CVE-2010-2286)Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which containWireshark version 1.0.15, and resolve these issues. All running instancesof Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution(s)

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

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