Wireshark 3.0.x < 3.0.8 Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability (macOS)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 133211


An application installed on the remote macOS / Mac OS X host is affected by a vulnerability.


The version of Wireshark installed on the remote macOS / Mac OS X host is 3.0.x prior to 3.0.8. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in its Bluetooth Attribute dissector component due to insufficient packet processing logic. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by sending specially crafted packets to an affected host, to cause a DoS condition to occur in the component.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Wireshark version 3.0.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 133211

File Name: macosx_wireshark_3_0_8.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2020/01/24

Updated: 2020/07/14

Dependencies: 84503

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-7045

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Wireshark, Host/MacOSX/Version, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-7045