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Secunia Security Advisory 21682

Secunia Security Advisory 21682
Posted Aug 30, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Gentoo has issued an update for wireshark. This fixes some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
MD5 | 7fc2db684127e28e98c6e8148bf20c33

Secunia Security Advisory 21682

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TITLE:
Gentoo update for wireshark

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21682

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21682/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
DoS, System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Gentoo Linux 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/339/

DESCRIPTION:
Gentoo has issued an update for wireshark. This fixes some
vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause
a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable
system.

For more information:
SA21597

SOLUTION:
Update to "net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.3" or later.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-26.xml

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA21597:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21597/

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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