Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on 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 array index error, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow, was
found in the Wireshark ENTTEC 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-2010-4538)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?98f602be

Solution :

Update the affected wireshark and / or wireshark-gnome 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: 60931 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4538