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 :

A format string flaw was found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a
malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it
could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Wireshark. (CVE-2009-1210)

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 malicious dump file. (CVE-2009-1268,
CVE-2009-1269, CVE-2009-1829)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bb452c7d

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60596 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1210
CVE-2009-1268
CVE-2009-1269
CVE-2009-1829