Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61303
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionWireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal.
Several flaws were 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-2011-1590, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-1595)
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-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0066)
Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.