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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61303

Synopsis

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

Description

Wireshark 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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?f4ff351f

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61303

File Name: sl_20120423_wireshark_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2012/04/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1590, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-1595