Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer. It is used to capture and browsethe traffic running on a computer network.Multiple flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformedpacket off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or,possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark.(CVE-2013-3559, CVE-2013-4083, CVE-2014-2281, CVE-2014-2299)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-2012-5595, CVE-2012-5598, CVE-2012-5599,CVE-2012-5600, CVE-2012-6056, CVE-2012-6060, CVE-2012-6061, CVE-2012-6062,CVE-2013-3557, CVE-2013-4081, CVE-2013-4927, CVE-2013-4931, CVE-2013-4932,CVE-2013-4933, CVE-2013-4934, CVE-2013-4935, CVE-2013-5721, CVE-2013-7112)All Wireshark users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instancesof Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.