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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3811-1 (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

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

It was discovered that wireshark, a network protocol analyzer, contained several vulnerabilities in the dissectors for ASTERIX, DHCPv6, NetScaler, LDSS, IAX2, WSP, K12 and STANAG 4607, that could lead to various crashes, denial-of-service or execution of arbitrary code.

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 the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u11. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.5+g440fd4d-2. We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.