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

High Nessus Plugin ID 73286


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


Two 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-2014-2281, CVE-2014-2299)

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-2013-6336, CVE-2013-6337, CVE-2013-6338, CVE-2013-6339, CVE-2013-6340, CVE-2014-2283, CVE-2013-7112, CVE-2013-7114)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73286

File Name: sl_20140331_wireshark_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/01

Modified: 2014/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/31

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Wireshark wiretap/mpeg.c Stack Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6336, CVE-2013-6337, CVE-2013-6338, CVE-2013-6339, CVE-2013-6340, CVE-2013-7112, CVE-2013-7114, CVE-2014-2281, CVE-2014-2283, CVE-2014-2299