Debian Security Advisory

DLA-858-1 wireshark -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Mar 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5596, CVE-2017-5597, CVE-2017-6467, CVE-2017-6468, CVE-2017-6469, CVE-2017-6470, CVE-2017-6471, CVE-2017-6472, CVE-2017-6473, CVE-2017-6474.
More information:

It was discovered that Wireshark, a network protocol analyzer, contained several vulnerabilities in the dissectors for ASTERIX, DHCPv6, LDSS, IAX2, WSP and RTMPT and the NetScaler and K12 file parsers, that could lead to various crashes, denial-of-service, or execution of arbitrary code.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u6~deb7u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.

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