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RHSA-2011:0369: wireshark security update

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RHSA-2011:0369: wireshark security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/12/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/01/2011
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 MAC-LTEdissector. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened amalicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code asthe user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-0444)A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Wireshark processedsignaling traces generated by the Gammu utility on Nokia DCT3 phonesrunning in Netmonitor mode. If Wireshark opened a specially-crafted capturefile, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the userrunning Wireshark. (CVE-2011-0713)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-2011-0538, CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140,CVE-2011-1141)Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which containWireshark version 1.2.15, 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-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-wireshark-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-wireshark-gnome

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