SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2018:0191-1) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106342


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


This update for wireshark to version 2.2.12 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2018-5334: IxVeriWave file could crash (bsc#1075737)

- CVE-2018-5335: WCP dissector could crash (bsc#1075738)

- CVE-2018-5336: Multiple dissector crashes (bsc#1075739)

- CVE-2017-17935: Incorrect handling of '\n' in file_read_line function could have lead to denial of service (bsc#1074171) This release no longer enables the Linux kernel BPF JIT compiler via the net.core.bpf_jit_enable sysctl, as this would make systems more vulnerable to Spectre variant 1 CVE-2017-5753 - (bsc#1075748) Further bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed in: .html

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 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-134=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2018-134=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2018-134=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-134=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-134=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-134=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2018-134=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106342

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0191-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/25

Modified: 2018/03/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


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:suse_linux:libwireshark8, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwireshark8-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwiretap6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwiretap6-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwscodecs1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwscodecs1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwsutil7, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwsutil7-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-gtk, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-gtk-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2018/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17935, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2018-5334, CVE-2018-5335, CVE-2018-5336

OSVDB: 171546, 171888, 172512, 172513, 172514

IAVA: 2018-A-0020