Open source Wireshark sniffs new 1.4.3 network traffic
If you've ever had to audit/capture network traffic, you've likely used the open source wireshark (formerly Ethereal) application.
Wireshark is getting updated this week to version 1.4.3, providing some really interesting fixes. I personally use wireshark to audit network traffic and security, but apparently Wireshark itself had a trio of security flaws in it.
The Wireshark 1.4.3 security advisory, details a few conditions which could have led to a buffer overflow or an application termination.
An additional IPv6 improvement comes by way of a bug fix for a delegated IPv6 prefix.
Auditing IPv4 network address is always *fun*, but try it on IPv6 and you better have some strong coffee nearby. Luckily with Wireshark analyzing IPv6 traffic - or nearly any protocol for that matter - is something that is open source and very accessible.