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RHSA-2011:0370: wireshark security update

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RHSA-2011:0370: wireshark security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/28/2011
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 Wireshark. If Wiresharkopened a specially-crafted capture file, it could crash or, possibly,execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-0024)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-2010-3445, CVE-2011-0538, CVE-2011-1139,CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141, CVE-2011-1143)Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which containbackported patches to correct 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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