RHEL 6 : wireshark (RHSA-2010:0924)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50851


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated wireshark packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team 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 program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Wireshark Local Download Sharing Service (LDSS) dissector. 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-2010-4300)

A denial of service flaw was 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-2010-3445)

Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.2.13, and resolve these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50851

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0924.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/12/01

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3445, CVE-2010-4300

BID: 43197, 44987

OSVDB: 68129, 69354

RHSA: 2010:0924