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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[SECURITY] [DLA 1645-1] wireshark security update
29 January 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-5719 CVE-2019-5717 CVE-2019-5716
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Package : wireshark
Version : 1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u17
CVE ID : CVE-2019-5716 CVE-2019-5717 CVE-2019-5719
Several issues in wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, have been found.
- ISAKMP, a Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
- P_MUL, a reliable multicast transfer protocol
- 6LoWPAN, IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Network
Mateusz Jurczyk found that a missing encryption block in a packet could
crash the ISAKMP dissector.
It was found that the P_MUL dissector could crash when a malformed
packet contains an illegal Data PDU sequence number of 0. Such a packet
may not be analysed.
It was found that the 6LoWPAN dissector could crash when a malformed
packet does not contain IPHC information though the header says it
For Debian 8 "Jessie", these problems have been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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