Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark
read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malformed dump file,
it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user
running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-4683, CVE-2009-0599)

Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark
could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a
network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-4680,
CVE-2008-4681, CVE-2008-4682,CVE-2008-4684, CVE-2008-4685,
CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2009-0600)

All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?10951954

Solution :

Update the affected wireshark and / or wireshark-gnome packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60541 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4680
CVE-2008-4681
CVE-2008-4682
CVE-2008-4683
CVE-2008-4684
CVE-2008-4685
CVE-2008-5285
CVE-2009-0599
CVE-2009-0600