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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for wireshark (DLA-2967-1)

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

4 months ago

Modified

Modified

4 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'wireshark' package(s) announced via the DLA-2967-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer. An attacker could cause a denial of service (infinite loop or application crash) via packet injection or a crafted capture file. Improper URL handling in Wireshark could also allow remote code execution. A double-click will no longer automatically open the URL in pcap(ng) files and instead copy it to the clipboard where it can be inspected and pasted to the browser's address bar.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'wireshark' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.20-0+deb9u3. We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.