Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL7.x x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 87578
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.