Amazon Linux AMI : wireshark (ALAS-2012-71)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

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.

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.

See also :

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-71.html

Solution :

Run 'yum update wireshark' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69678 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1143
CVE-2011-1590