Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL6.x, SL7.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 :

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-2014-6424, CVE-2014-6425,
CVE-2014-6426, CVE-2014-6427, CVE-2014-6428)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c25f1b2b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

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