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RHSA-2009:1100 -- wireshark security update (Moderate)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28894

Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal. A format string flaw was found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file it could crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2009-1210) Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file. (CVE-2009-1268 CVE-2009-1269 CVE-2009-1829) Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages which contain Wireshark version 1.0.8 and resolve these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2009:1100
  • CESA-2009:1100-CentOS 3
  • CESA-2009:1100-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2009-1210
  • CVE-2009-1268
  • CVE-2009-1269
  • CVE-2009-1829
Product(s):
  • wireshark