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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1353-1] wireshark security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was discovered that wireshark, a network protocol analyzer, contained several vulnerabilities that could result in infinite loops in different dissectors. Other issues are related to crash in dissectors that are caused by special crafted and malformed packets.

Affected Software

Affected Software

wireshark on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u6~deb7u10. We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.