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

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was
previously known as Ethereal.

Several flaws were 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-2011-1590, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-1595)

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-2011-1143,
CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174,
CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041,
CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0066)

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running
instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3