It may be possible to make Wireshark exit prematurely by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.
Affects 1.4.0 to 1.4.14, 1.6.0 to 1.6.9, 1.8.0 to 1.8.1 and is fixed in upstream 1.8.2, 1.6.10, and 1.4.15 versions.
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 848593]
Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
wireshark-1.6.10-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
wireshark-1.6.10-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.