Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60911

Synopsis

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

Description

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)

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

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?844ea77d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60911

File Name: sl_20101130_wireshark_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/30

Reference Information

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