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RHSA-2006-0726: wireshark Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the wireshark packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic.

Several flaws were found in Wireshark's HTTP, WBXML, LDAP, and XOT protocol
dissectors. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed
packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4805, CVE-2006-5468, CVE-2006-5469,

A single NULL byte heap based buffer overflow was found in Wireshark's MIME
Multipart dissector. Wireshark could crash or possibly execute arbitrary
arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2006-4574)

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing
Wireshark version 0.99.4, which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.


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