Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Wireshark Local
Download Sharing Service (LDSS) 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-2010-4300)

A denial of service flaw was 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-2010-3445)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3a468cb8

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60911 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3445
CVE-2010-4300