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454971: CVE-2008-3138 wireshark: unexpected exit in the PANA and KISMET dissectors

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The (1) PANA and (2) KISMET dissectors in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.3 through 1.0.0 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application stop) via unknown vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2008-3138 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The affected version of Wireshark as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 were fixed via:

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 2008-10-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 2008-10-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 2008-10-01

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