wireshark security update

ID CESA-2009:0313
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2009-04-20T16:01:27


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2009:0313

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal.

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malformed dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-4683, CVE-2009-0599)

Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-4680, CVE-2008-4681, CVE-2008-4682, CVE-2008-4684, CVE-2008-4685, CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2009-0600)

Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.6, and resolve these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-April/027838.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-April/027839.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-March/027689.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-March/027690.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-March/027694.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-March/027697.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-March/027699.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-March/027702.html

Affected packages: wireshark wireshark-gnome

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0313.html