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

high Nessus Plugin ID 60991

Synopsis

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

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in Wireshark. If Wireshark opened a specially crafted capture file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-0024)

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-2010-3445, CVE-2011-0538, CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141, CVE-2011-1143)

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

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?4d5c02c6

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60991

File Name: sl_20110321_wireshark_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3445, CVE-2011-0024, CVE-2011-0538, CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141, CVE-2011-1143