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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.38

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.38
Posted Sep 6, 2008
Authored by Pardus Linux, Pardus

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

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux
SHA-256 | 7a2756675c858fefab07fe032db2c66d614e3bf57731f0e65770eff5c2169b3f

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008.38

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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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