Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60596


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


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)

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


Update the affected wireshark and / or wireshark-gnome packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60596

File Name: sl_20090615_wireshark_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/15

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1210, CVE-2009-1268, CVE-2009-1269, CVE-2009-1829

CWE: 20, 134