Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1785-1 wireshark -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
01 May 2009
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2009-1210, CVE-2009-1268, CVE-2009-1269.
More information:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which may lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2009-1210

    A format string vulnerability was discovered in the PROFINET dissector.

  • CVE-2009-1268

    The dissector for the Check Point High-Availability Protocol could be forced to crash.

  • CVE-2009-1269

    Malformed Tektronix files could lead to a crash.

The old stable distribution (etch), is only affected by the CPHAP crash, which doesn't warrant an update on its own. The fix will be queued up for an upcoming security update or a point release.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2-3+lenny5.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.7-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)

HP Precision:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Big-endian MIPS:
Little-endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.