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<title>Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal) is vulnerable to several security
issues, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code by a remote
attacker.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">wireshark ethereal</product>
<announced>July 25, 2006</announced>
<revised>July 25, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>140856</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-analyzer/wireshark" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.99.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.99.2</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="net-analyzer/ethereal" auto="yes" arch="*">
<vulnerable range="le">0.99.0-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Wireshark, formerly known as Ethereal, is a popular network protocol
analyzer.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Wireshark dissectors have been found vulnerable to a large number of
exploits, including off-by-one errors, buffer overflows, format string
overflows and an infinite loop.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
Running an affected version of Wireshark or Ethereal could allow for a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the user's computer by
sending specially crafted packets.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.2&quot;</code>
<p>
All Ethereal users should migrate to Wireshark:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --unmerge net-analyzer/ethereal
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.2&quot;</code>
<p>
To keep the [saved] configuration from Ethereal and reuse it with
Wireshark:
</p>
<code>
# mv ~/.ethereal ~/.wireshark</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2006-01.html">Wireshark wnpa-sec-2006-01</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3627">CVE-2006-3627</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3628">CVE-2006-3628</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3629">CVE-2006-3629</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3630">CVE-2006-3630</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3631">CVE-2006-3631</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3632">CVE-2006-3632</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 19 Jul 2006 16:53:04 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 19 Jul 2006 18:04:14 +0000">
dizzutch
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 22 Jul 2006 20:10:22 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
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