Wireshark 1.12.x < 1.12.8 pcapng File Parser DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The version of Wireshark installed on the remote Windows host is
1.12.x prior to 1.12.8. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of
service vulnerability due to a flaw in the pcapng file parser that is
triggered when copying an interface filter. A remote attacker can
exploit this, via a specially crafted copy routine packet, to crash
the file parser.

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

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.12.8 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 86480 ()

Bugtraq ID: 77101

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7830

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