openSUSE Security Update : Wireshark (openSUSE-2017-840)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101970


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update to Wireshark 2.2.8 fixes some minor vulnerabilities could be used to trigger dissector crashes, infinite loops, or cause excessive use of memory resources by making Wireshark read specially crafted packages from the network or a capture file :

- CVE-2017-7702,CVE-2017-11410: WBMXL dissector infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2017-13)

- CVE-2017-9350,CVE-2017-11411: openSAFETY dissector memory exhaustion (wnpa-sec-2017-28)

- CVE-2017-11408: AMQP dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2017-34)

- CVE-2017-11407: MQ dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2017-35)

- CVE-2017-11406: DOCSIS infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2017-36)


Update the affected Wireshark packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101970

File Name: openSUSE-2017-840.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/26

Modified: 2018/01/26

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:novell:opensuse:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-ui-gtk, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-ui-gtk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-ui-qt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-ui-qt-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11406, CVE-2017-11407, CVE-2017-11408, CVE-2017-11410, CVE-2017-11411, CVE-2017-7702, CVE-2017-9350