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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1634-1] wireshark security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Several issues in wireshark, a tool that captures and analyzes packets off the wire, have been found by different people. These are basically issues with length checks or invalid memory access in different dissectors. This could result in infinite loops or crashes by malicious 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 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u16. We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.