Bjorn Mork and Laurent Butti discovered crashes in the PPP and RTPS2 dissectors, which could potentially result in the execution of arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.11-6+squeeze8. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.2-1. We recommend that you upgrade your wireshark packages.
Wireshark is a network 'sniffer' - a tool that captures and analyzes packets off the wire. Wireshark can decode too many protocols to list here.
wireshark on Debian Linux
This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.
Updated on 2015-03-25