Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 87578


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


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-2015-2188, CVE-2015-2189, CVE-2015-2191, CVE-2015-3810, CVE-2015-3811, CVE-2015-3812, CVE-2015-3813, CVE-2014-8710, CVE-2014-8711, CVE-2014-8712, CVE-2014-8713, CVE-2014-8714, CVE-2015-0562, CVE-2015-0563, CVE-2015-0564, CVE-2015-3182, CVE-2015-6243, CVE-2015-6244, CVE-2015-6245, CVE-2015-6246, CVE-2015-6248)

The wireshark packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.10.14, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

This update also fixes the following bug :

- Prior to this update, when using the tshark utility to capture packets over the interface, tshark failed to create output files in the .pcap format even if it was specified using the '-F' option. This bug has been fixed, the '-F' option is now honored, and the result saved in the .pcap format as expected.

In addition, this update adds the following enhancement :

- Previously, wireshark included only microseconds in the .pcapng format. With this update, wireshark supports nanosecond time stamp precision to allow for more accurate time stamps.

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: 87578

File Name: sl_20151119_wireshark_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/22

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C


Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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: 2015/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8710, CVE-2014-8711, CVE-2014-8712, CVE-2014-8713, CVE-2014-8714, CVE-2015-0562, CVE-2015-0563, CVE-2015-0564, CVE-2015-2188, CVE-2015-2189, CVE-2015-2191, CVE-2015-3182, CVE-2015-3810, CVE-2015-3811, CVE-2015-3812, CVE-2015-3813, CVE-2015-6243, CVE-2015-6244, CVE-2015-6245, CVE-2015-6246, CVE-2015-6248