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Debian: Security update for wireshark

Laurent Butti discovered a buffer underflow in the LANalyzer dissector of the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2395-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 27, 2012                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : wireshark
Vulnerability  : buffer underflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-3483 CVE-2012-0041 CVE-2012-0042 CVE-2012-0066 
                CVE-2012-0067 CVE-2012-0068 

Laurent Butti discovered a buffer underflow in the LANalyzer dissector
of the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which could lead to the 
execution of arbitrary code (CVE-2012-0068)

This update also addresses several bugs, which can lead to crashes of 
Wireshark. These are not treated as security issues, but are fixed 
nonetheless if security updates are scheduled: CVE-2011-3483, 
CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066 and CVE-2012-0067.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.11-6+squeeze6.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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