Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:001-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A number of vulnerabilities in the Wireshark program were found that
could cause crashes, excessive looping, or arbitrary code execution.

This update provides Wireshark 0.99.7 which is not vulnerable to these
issues.

An updated version of libsmi is also being provided, not because of
security issues, but because this version of wireshark uses it instead
of net-snmp for SNMP support.

Update :

This update is being reissued without libcap (kernel capabilities)
support, as that is not required by the original released packages,
and thus gave trouble for a number of users.

See also :

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2007-03.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

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