Wireshark Released Version 1.8.1 and 1.6.9 to close critical Vulnerability

Wireshark Team have released versions 1.8.1 and 1.6.9 to close important vulnerabilities in their open source network protocol analyser.

The vulnerabilities are a problem in the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) dissector that leads to a crash and a bug in the Network File System (NFS) dissector that could result in excessive consumption of CPU resources; to take advantage of the holes, an attacker must inject a malformed packet onto the wire or convince a victim to read a malformed packet trace file. 

Versions 1.4.0 to 1.4.13, 1.6.0 to 1.6.8 and 1.8.0 are affected; Users are advised to upgrade to 1.6.9 and 1.8.1 to fix the problem.

Wireshark 1.6.9 and 1.8.1 are available to
download here.

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1 Respones to "Wireshark Released Version 1.8.1 and 1.6.9 to close critical Vulnerability"

flakefrost said...
July 27, 2012 at 11:51 PM

still doesn't support packet capture on my nettop :(

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