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 :

An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the Wireshark SMB and
SMB2 dissectors. 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-2009-4377)

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the Wireshark LWRES
dissector. 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-2010-0304)

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-2009-2560,
CVE-2009-2562, CVE-2009-2563, CVE-2009-3550, CVE-2009-3829)

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

Note: libsmi was added to SL4 and SL5 because it was a new dependency
for wireshark and older versions of SL4 and SL5 did not have libsmi.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b2995e64

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60785 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2560
CVE-2009-2562
CVE-2009-2563
CVE-2009-3550
CVE-2009-3829
CVE-2009-4377
CVE-2010-0304