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 :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in Wireshark. If Wireshark
opened a specially-crafted capture file, it could crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-0024)

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-2010-3445,
CVE-2011-0538, CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141,
CVE-2011-1143)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?cdf334e3

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: 60991 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3445
CVE-2011-0024
CVE-2011-0538
CVE-2011-1139
CVE-2011-1140
CVE-2011-1141
CVE-2011-1143