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[PLSA 2008-38] Wireshark: Denial of Service
From: Pınar Yanardağ <pinar () pardus org tr>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 04:11:45 +0300

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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-38            security () pardus org tr
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       Date: 2008-09-06
   Severity: 3
       Type: Remote
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Summary
=======

Some vulnerabilities have been reported  in  Wireshark,  which  can  be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).


Description
===========

1)  Various errors  within  epan/dissectors/packet-ncp2222.inc  can  be
exploited to cause e.g. a crash  or  an  infinite  loop  via  specially
crafted NCP packets.


2) An error while uncompressing  zlib-compressed  packet  data  can  be
exploited to cause a crash via specially crafted packets.


Affected packages:

   Pardus 2008:
     wireshark, all before 1.0.3-22-4
   Pardus 2007:
     wireshark, all before 1.0.3-22-18


Resolution
==========

There are update(s) for wireshark. You  can  update  them  via  Package
Manager or with a single command from console:

   Pardus 2008:
     pisi up wireshark

   Pardus 2007:
     pisi up wireshark


References
==========

   * http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=8119
   * http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-05.html
   * http://secunia.com/advisories/31674

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-- 
Pınar Yanardağ
Pardus Security Team
http://security.pardus.org.tr


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