A vulnerability has been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) dissector and can be exploited to e.g. cause a crash via specially crafted DOCSIS traffic.
The vulnerability is reported in 0.9.6 through 1.0.12 and version 1.2.0 through 1.2.7.
Solution: Update to version 1.0.13 or 1.2.8.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by the vendor.
Original Advisory: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2010-03.html
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Subject: Wireshark DOCSIS Dissector Denial of Service Vulnerability
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