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RHSA-2010:0924: wireshark security update

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RHSA-2010:0924: wireshark security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/26/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/04/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark waspreviously known as Ethereal.A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Wireshark Local DownloadSharing Service (LDSS) dissector. If Wireshark read a malformed packet offa network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly,execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2010-4300)A denial of service flaw was found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash orstop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened amalicious dump file. (CVE-2010-3445)Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which containWireshark version 1.2.13, 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-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-wireshark-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-wireshark-gnome

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