openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-2016-557)

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

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update to wireshark 1.12.11 fixes a number issues in protocol
dissectors that could have allowed a remote attacker to crash
Wireshark or cause excessive CPU usage through specially crafted
packages inserted into the network or a capture file.

- The PKTC dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-22)

- The PKTC dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-23)

- The IAX2 dissector could go into an infinite loop

- Wireshark and TShark could exhaust the stack

- The GSM CBCH dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-26)

- The NCP dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-28)

- Further bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected wireshark packages.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90909 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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