Wireshark 3.2.x < 3.2.5 A Vulnerability (macOS)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 138086


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 prior to 3.2.5. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the wireshark-3.2.5 advisory.

- The GVCP dissector could go into an infinite loop. It may be possible to make Wireshark consume excessive CPU resources by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. (CVE-2020-15466)

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 3.2.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 138086

File Name: macosx_wireshark_3_2_5.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2020/07/02

Updated: 2020/07/13

Dependencies: 84503

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-15466

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 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: 2020/07/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-15466

IAVB: 2020-B-0037