Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60785
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the Wireshark SMB and SMB2 dissectors. 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-2009-4377)
Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the Wireshark LWRES 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-2010-0304)
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-2009-2560, CVE-2009-2562, CVE-2009-2563, CVE-2009-3550, CVE-2009-3829)
All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
Note: libsmi was added to SL4 and SL5 because it was a new dependency for wireshark and older versions of SL4 and SL5 did not have libsmi.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.