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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisAn application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of Wireshark installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 3.2.6. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the wireshark-3.2.6 advisory.
- The Kafka dissector could crash. It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. (CVE-2020-17498)
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to Wireshark version 3.2.6 or later.