Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2009-1100)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1100 :

Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A format string flaw was 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-2009-1210)

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-2009-1268,
CVE-2009-1269, CVE-2009-1829)

Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Wireshark version 1.0.8, and resolve these issues. All running
instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected wireshark packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67871 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34291

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1210

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