Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code, or Denial of Service.
|Package||net-analyzer/wireshark on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.2.3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.2.3|
Wireshark is a versatile network protocol analyzer.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark:
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted "erf" file using Wireshark, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. A remote attacker could furthermore send specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or entice a user to open a malformed packet trace file using Wireshark, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.2.3"