Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which may lead to denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Off-by-one overflows were discovered in the iSeries dissector.
The MMS and SSL dissectors could be forced into an infinite loop.
An off-by-one overflow was discovered in the DHCP/BOOTP dissector.
The oldstable distribution (sarge) is not affected by these problems. (In Sarge Wireshark used to be called Ethereal).
For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 0.99.4-5.etch.0. Packages for the big endian MIPS architecture are not yet available. They will be provided later.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.99.6pre1-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your Wireshark packages.