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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78648


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


Multiple 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-2014-6429, CVE-2014-6430, CVE-2014-6431, CVE-2014-6432)

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-2014-6421, CVE-2014-6422, CVE-2014-6423, CVE-2014-6425, CVE-2014-6428)

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78648

File Name: sl_20141021_wireshark_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/23

Modified: 2014/11/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2014/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6421, CVE-2014-6422, CVE-2014-6423, CVE-2014-6425, CVE-2014-6428, CVE-2014-6429, CVE-2014-6430, CVE-2014-6431, CVE-2014-6432