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440015: CVE-2008-1562 wireshark: crash in LDAP dissector

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The LDAP dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.2 through 0.99.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-5740.

Find out more about CVE-2008-1562 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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