Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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-2015-2188,
CVE-2015-2189, CVE-2015-2191, CVE-2015-3810, CVE-2015-3811,
CVE-2015-3812, CVE-2015-3813, CVE-2014-8710, CVE-2014-8711,
CVE-2014-8712, CVE-2014-8713, CVE-2014-8714, CVE-2015-0562,
CVE-2015-0563, CVE-2015-0564, CVE-2015-3182, CVE-2015-6243,
CVE-2015-6244, CVE-2015-6245, CVE-2015-6246, CVE-2015-6248)

The wireshark packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.10.14,
which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the
previous version.

This update also fixes the following bug :

- Prior to this update, when using the tshark utility to
capture packets over the interface, tshark failed to
create output files in the .pcap format even if it was
specified using the '-F' option. This bug has been
fixed, the '-F' option is now honored, and the result
saved in the .pcap format as expected.

In addition, this update adds the following enhancement :

- Previously, wireshark included only microseconds in the
.pcapng format. With this update, wireshark supports
nanosecond time stamp precision to allow for more
accurate time stamps.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c0730110

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

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