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Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark.
Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer with a graphical front-end.
Multiple vulnerabilities related to memory management were discovered in the GSM SMS dissector (CVE-2008-3137), the PANA and KISMET dissectors (CVE-2008-3138), the RTMPT dissector (CVE-2008-3139), the syslog dissector (CVE-2008-3140) and the RMI dissector (CVE-2008-3141) and when reassembling fragmented packets (CVE-2008-3145).
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted packet on a network being monitored by Wireshark or enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing 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-1.0.2"
[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3137
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3137 [ 2 ] CVE-2008-3138
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3138 [ 3 ] CVE-2008-3139
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3139 [ 4 ] CVE-2008-3140
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3140 [ 5 ] CVE-2008-3141
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3141 [ 6 ] CVE-2008-3145
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