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RHSA-2011:0013: wireshark security update

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RHSA-2011:0013: wireshark security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/07/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/13/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark waspreviously known as Ethereal.An array index error, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow, was foundin the Wireshark ENTTEC 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-2010-4538)Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which containa backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances ofWireshark 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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