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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                    ESB-2007.0074 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
           Multiple problems in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal(R))
                        versions 0.10.14 to 0.99.4
                              5 February 2007


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              Wireshark between 0.10.14 and 0.99.4
Publisher:            Wireshark
Operating System:     UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Denial of Service
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-0459 CVE-2007-0458 CVE-2007-0457

Original Bulletin:

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Name: Multiple problems in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal®) versions 0.10.14
      to 0.99.4
Docid: wnpa-sec-2007-01
Date: February 1, 2007
Versions affected: 0.10.14 up to and including 0.99.4

Wireshark 0.99.5 fixes the following vulnerabilities:

  * The TCP dissector could hang or crash while reassembling HTTP packets.
    (Bug 1200)
    Versions affected: 0.99.2 to 0.99.4
  * The HTTP dissector could crash.
    Versions affected: 0.99.3 to 0.99.4
  * On some systems, the IEEE 802.11 dissector could crash.
    Versions affected: 0.10.14 to 0.99.4
  * On some systems, the LLT dissector could crash.
    Versions affected: 0.99.3 to 0.99.4

It may be possible to make Wireshark or Ethereal crash or use up available
memory by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire or by
convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

Upgrade to Wireshark 0.99.5.

If are running Wireshark 0.99.4 or Ethereal 0.99.0 or earlier and cannot
upgrade, you can work around each of the problems listed above by doing the

  * Disable the HTTP, IEEE 802.11, and LLT dissectors.
    o Select Analyze?Enabled Protocols... from the menu.
    o Make sure "HTTP", "IEEE 802.11", and "LLT" are un-checked.
    o Click "Save", then click "OK". 

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