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Updated wireshark packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was
previously known as Ethereal.
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Wireshark MAC-LTE
dissector. 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-2011-0444)
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Wireshark
processed signaling traces generated by the Gammu utility on Nokia
DCT3 phones running in Netmonitor mode. If Wireshark opened a
specially crafted capture file, it could crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-0713)
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-2011-0538,
CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141)
Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Wireshark version 1.2.15, and resolve these issues. All
running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true