USN-4133-1: Wireshark vulnerabilities

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Wireshark vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wireshark could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic or input files.

Software Description

  • wireshark - network traffic analyzer

It was discovered that Wireshark improperly handled certain input. A remote or local attacker could cause Wireshark to crash by injecting malformed packets onto the wire or convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
libwireshark-data - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
libwireshark11 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
libwiretap8 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
libwscodecs2 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
libwsutil9 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
tshark - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
wireshark - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
wireshark-common - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
wireshark-gtk - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
wireshark-qt - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu19.04.0
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libwireshark-data - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
libwireshark11 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
libwiretap8 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
libwscodecs2 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
libwsutil9 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
tshark - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
wireshark - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
wireshark-common - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
wireshark-gtk - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
wireshark-qt - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu18.04.0
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libwireshark-data - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
libwireshark11 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
libwiretap8 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
libwscodecs2 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
libwsutil9 - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
tshark - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
wireshark - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
wireshark-common - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
wireshark-gtk - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0
wireshark-qt - 2.6.10-1~ubuntu16.04.0

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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