Oracle Linux 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2014-1677)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1677 :

Updated wireshark packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer. It is used to capture and
browse the traffic running on a computer network.

Multiple 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-2014-6429, CVE-2014-6430, CVE-2014-6431, CVE-2014-6432)

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-2014-6421,
CVE-2014-6422, CVE-2014-6423, CVE-2014-6425, CVE-2014-6428)

All wireshark users are advised to 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
effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-October/004571.html

Solution :

Update the affected wireshark packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

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