Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201706-12

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Wireshark, the worst of which allows remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/wireshark on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.2.6
Unaffected versions >= 2.2.6

Background

Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer formerly known as ethereal.

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted network packet using Wireshark, possibly resulting a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-2.2.6"
 

References

Release Date
June 06, 2017

Latest Revision
June 06, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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