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

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Two 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-2014-2281, CVE-2014-2299)

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-2013-6336,
CVE-2013-6337, CVE-2013-6338, CVE-2013-6339, CVE-2013-6340,
CVE-2014-2283, CVE-2013-7112, CVE-2013-7114)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4a2053a2

Solution :

Update the affected 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: 73286 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6336
CVE-2013-6337
CVE-2013-6338
CVE-2013-6339
CVE-2013-6340
CVE-2013-7112
CVE-2013-7114
CVE-2014-2281
CVE-2014-2283
CVE-2014-2299