SUSE SLES11 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2018:0054-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 105720



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for wireshark to version 2.2.11 fixes several issues.
These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2017-13767: The MSDP dissector could have gone into an infinite loop. This was addressed by adding length validation (bsc#1056248)

- CVE-2017-13766: The Profinet I/O dissector could have crash with an out-of-bounds write. This was addressed by adding string validation (bsc#1056249)

- CVE-2017-13765: The IrCOMM dissector had a buffer over-read and application crash. This was addressed by adding length validation (bsc#1056251)

- CVE-2017-9766: PROFINET IO data with a high recursion depth allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack exhaustion) in the dissect_IODWriteReq function (bsc#1045341)

- CVE-2017-9617: Deeply nested DAAP data may have cause stack exhaustion (uncontrolled recursion) in the dissect_daap_one_tag function in the DAAP dissector (bsc#1044417)

- CVE-2017-15192: The BT ATT dissector could crash. This was addressed in epan/dissectors/packet-btatt.c by considering a case where not all of the BTATT packets have the same encapsulation level. (bsc#1062645)

- CVE-2017-15193: The MBIM dissector could crash or exhaust system memory. This was addressed in epan/dissectors/packet-mbim.c by changing the memory-allocation approach. (bsc#1062645)

- CVE-2017-15191: The DMP dissector could crash. This was addressed in epan/dissectors/packet-dmp.c by validating a string length. (bsc#1062645)

- CVE-2017-17083: NetBIOS dissector could crash. This was addressed in epan/dissectors/packet-netbios.c by ensuring that write operations are bounded by the beginning of a buffer. (bsc#1070727)

- CVE-2017-17084: IWARP_MPA dissector could crash. This was addressed in epan/dissectors/packet-iwarp-mpa.c by validating a ULPDU length. (bsc#1070727)

- CVE-2017-17085: the CIP Safety dissector could crash.
This was addressed in epan/dissectors/packet-cipsafety.c by validating the packet length. (bsc#1070727)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-wireshark-13400=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-wireshark-13400=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-wireshark-13400=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105720

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0054-1.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsmi, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwireshark8, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwiretap6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwscodecs1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwsutil7, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:portaudio, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-gtk, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/9/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13765, CVE-2017-13766, CVE-2017-13767, CVE-2017-15191, CVE-2017-15192, CVE-2017-15193, CVE-2017-17083, CVE-2017-17084, CVE-2017-17085, CVE-2017-9617, CVE-2017-9766