Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : Wireshark vulnerabilities (USN-3986-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125252


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


It was discovered that Wireshark improperly handled certain input. A remote or local attacker could cause Wireshark to crash by injecting malform packets onto the wire or convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125252

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3986-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/17/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwireshark-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwireshark11, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwiretap8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwscodecs2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwsutil9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tshark, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wireshark-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wireshark-gtk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wireshark-qt, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/28/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-10894, CVE-2019-10895, CVE-2019-10896, CVE-2019-10899, CVE-2019-10901, CVE-2019-10903, CVE-2019-9208, CVE-2019-9209, CVE-2019-9214

USN: 3986-1