Wireshark 1.10.x < 1.10.8 Metadissector DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a
denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of Wireshark 1.10.x is a version prior to
1.10.8. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service
vulnerability. A flaw exists with the Metadissector dissector when
handling a malformed packet that could allow a remote attacker to
crash Wireshark.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied
only on the application's self-reported version number.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.10.8 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 76150 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68044

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4020

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