A memory corruption flaw exists in Wireshark. The program frees an uninitialized pointer when processing .pcap files, resulting in memory corruption. With a specially crafted .pcap file, a context-dependent attacker can execute arbitrary code.
Local / Remote,
Loss of Integrity
Upgrade to version 1.2.15 or 1.4.4 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.
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