GLSA-201706-12 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 100655


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-12 (Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted network packet using Wireshark, possibly resulting a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-2.2.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100655

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201706-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/07

Modified: 2017/07/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6014, CVE-2017-7700, CVE-2017-7701, CVE-2017-7702, CVE-2017-7703, CVE-2017-7704, CVE-2017-7705

GLSA: 201706-12