Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201604-05

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Wireshark, allowing local attackers to escalate privileges and remote attackers to cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/wireshark on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.0.2
Unaffected versions >= 2.0.2

Background

Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer formerly known as ethereal.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

Remote attackers could cause Denial of Service and local attackers could escalate privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-2.0.2"
 

References

Release Date
April 26, 2016

Latest Revision
April 26, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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