GLSA-201110-02 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201110-02
(Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets on a network
being monitored by Wireshark, entice a user to open a malformed packet
trace file using Wireshark, or deploy a specially crafted Lua script for
use by Wireshark, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code,
or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201110-02.xml

Solution :

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.4.9'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true