Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
Errors within the TCP, HTTP, IEEE 802.11, and LLT parsers can be exploited to cause a crash or consume large amounts of memory when parsing a specially crafted packet that is either captured off the wire or loaded via a capture file.
The vulnerabilities are reported in various versions prior to 0.99.5.
Solution: Update to version 0.99.5.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by the vendor.
Original Advisory: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2007-01.html
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Subject: Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
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