Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3986-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3986-1
May 16, 2019

Wireshark vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 18.10
– Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
– Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Wireshark could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network
traffic or input files.

Software Description:
– wireshark: network traffic analyzer

Details:

It was discovered that Wireshark improperly handled certain input. A remote or
local attacker could cause Wireshark to crash by injecting malformed packets
onto the wire or convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10:
libwireshark-data 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
libwireshark11 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
libwiretap8 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
libwscodecs2 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
libwsutil9 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
tshark 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
wireshark 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
wireshark-common 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
wireshark-gtk 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
wireshark-qt 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libwireshark-data 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
libwireshark11 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
libwiretap8 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
libwscodecs2 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
libwsutil9 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
tshark 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
wireshark 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
wireshark-common 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
wireshark-gtk 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
wireshark-qt 2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libwireshark-data 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
libwireshark11 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
libwiretap8 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
libwscodecs2 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
libwsutil9 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
tshark 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
wireshark 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
wireshark-common 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
wireshark-gtk 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0
wireshark-qt 2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3986-1
CVE-2019-10894, CVE-2019-10895, CVE-2019-10896, CVE-2019-10899,
CVE-2019-10901, CVE-2019-10903, CVE-2019-9208, CVE-2019-9209,
CVE-2019-9214

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wireshark/2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.10.0
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wireshark/2.6.8-1~ubuntu18.04.0
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wireshark/2.6.8-1~ubuntu16.04.0