New Wireshark Packages: Fix Denial of Service Vulnerability

Users of wireshark please be advised of denial of service vulnerability in that has been identified.
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DSA-2127-1: [DSA-2127-1] New wireshark packages fix denial of service
Package : wireshark

Vulnerability : denial of service
A flaw has been found in wireshark, a network protocol analyzer.

It was found that the ASN.1 BER dissector was susceptible to a stack

overflow, causing the application to crash.

For the stable distribution (lenny), the problem has been fixed in

version 1.0.2-3+lenny11.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution

(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.11-3.