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Scientific Linux alert SL-wire-20120423 (wireshark)

Subject:  Security ERRATA Moderate: wireshark on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Date:  Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:01:49 -0500
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Synopsis: Moderate: wireshark security update Issue Date: 2012-04-23 CVE Numbers: CVE-2011-1143 CVE-2011-1590 CVE-2011-1957 CVE-2011-1959 CVE-2011-2174 CVE-2011-2175 CVE-2011-1958 CVE-2011-2597 CVE-2011-2698 CVE-2011-4102 CVE-2012-0041 CVE-2012-0042 CVE-2012-0066 CVE-2012-0067 CVE-2012-1595 Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal. Several 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-2011-1590, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-1595) 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-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0066) Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect. SL6: i386 wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686.rpm wireshark-debuginfo-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686.rpm wireshark-devel-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686.rpm wireshark-gnome-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686.rpm x86_64 wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686.rpm wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm wireshark-debuginfo-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686.rpm wireshark-debuginfo-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm wireshark-devel-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686.rpm wireshark-devel-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm wireshark-gnome-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm - Scientific Linux Development Team

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