Wireshark security update for Debian
Posted on: 11/22/2011 11:22 AM

A wireshark security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2351-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
November 21, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : wireshark
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-4102

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala discovered a buffer overflow in Wireshark's ERF
dissector, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version wireshark 1.0.2-3+lenny16.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.11-6+squeeze5.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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