Versions 1.4.10 and 1.6.3 of Wireshark were recently released, patching several vulnerabilities.

"Some of these are rated as highly critical by Secunia, and could be exploited by an attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or compromise a victim's system," The H Security reports.

"The updates address problems related to the ERF file parser that could lead to a buffer overflow and a NULL pointer dereference error in the Infiniband dissector," the article states. "Versions 1.4.0 to 1.4.9 and 1.6.0 to 1.6.2 are affected."

Go to "Wireshark updates fix vulnerabilities" to read the details.

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