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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                              ASB-2009.1165.3
            A number of vulnerabilities have been identified in
                     Wireshark prior to version 1.2.5.
                             22 December 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Wireshark prior to 1.2.5
Operating System:     UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                      Windows
Impact/Access:        Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2009-4378 CVE-2009-4377 CVE-2009-4376
Member content until: Wednesday, January 20 2010

Revision History:     December 22 2009: Added additional CVE references
                      December 22 2009: Added CVE reference
                      December 21 2009: Initial Release

OVERVIEW

        A number of vulnerabilities have been identified in Wireshark prior to
        version 1.2.5.


IMPACT

        The vendor has described these vulnerabilities as:
        
        "The Daintree SNA file parser could overflow a buffer.   (Bug 4294)
        Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.4" [1]
        
        "The SMB and SMB2 dissectors could crash. (Bug 4301)
        Versions affected: 0.9.0 to 1.2.4" [1]
        
        "The IPMI dissector could crash on Windows. (Bug 4319)
        Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.4" [1]


MITIGATION

        The vendor recommends upgrading to the latest version of Wireshark.
        
        Other vendors which package Wireshark are expected to update shortly.


REFERENCES

        [1] Wireshark: wnpa-sec-2009-09
            http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-09.html

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