RHEL 6 : wireshark (RHSA-2017:0631)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97877


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for wireshark is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The wireshark packages contain a network protocol analyzer used to capture and browse the traffic running on a computer network.

Security Fix(es) :

* 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-2015-3811, CVE-2015-3812, CVE-2015-3813, CVE-2013-4075)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Technical Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected packages.

See Also







Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97877

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0631.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/22

Modified: 2017/03/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wireshark-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4075, CVE-2015-3811, CVE-2015-3812, CVE-2015-3813

OSVDB: 94244, 119256, 122090, 122091

RHSA: 2017:0631