SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2021:3017-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153249



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:3017-1 advisory.

- Crash in DNP dissector in Wireshark 3.4.0 to 3.4.6 and 3.2.0 to 3.2.14 allows denial of service via packet injection or crafted capture file (CVE-2021-22235)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153249

File Name: suse_SU-2021-3017-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/14/2021

Updated: 9/14/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-22235


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:novell:suse_linux:libwireshark14, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwiretap11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwsutil12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-ui-qt, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/14/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-22235

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:3017-1