Version 1.4.11 and 1.6.5 of the open source Wireshark network protocol analyzer were recently released.

"The maintenance and security updates to the cross-platform tool fix several vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or compromise a victim's system," The H Security reports.

"The vulnerabilities include a NULL pointer deference error when displaying packet information, issues in the file parser that cause Wireshark to fail to properly check record sizes for a number of packet capture formats, and an RLC dissector buffer overflow bug," the article states.

Go to "Wireshark 1.4.x and 1.6.x updates close security holes" to read the details.

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