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[GLSA-200607-09] Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-09
(Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities)


Wireshark dissectors have been found vulnerable to a large number of
exploits, including off-by-one errors, buffer overflows, format string
overflows and an infinite loop.

Impact

Running an affected version of Wireshark or Ethereal could permit for a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the user's computer by
sending specially crafted packets.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2006-01.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3627
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3628
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3629
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3630
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3631
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3632


Solution:
All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.2"
All Ethereal users should migrate to Wireshark:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --unmerge net-analyzer/ethereal
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.2"
To keep the [saved] configuration from Ethereal and reuse it with
Wireshark:
# mv ~/.ethereal ~/.wireshark


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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