Wireshark 3.4.x < 3.4.11 Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156389

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Wireshark installed on the remote macOS / Mac OS X host is prior to 3.4.11. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the wireshark-3.4.11 advisory.

- The Gryphon 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-2021-4186)

- The RTMPT 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-2021-4185)

- The BitTorrent DHT dissector could go into an infinite loop. 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-2021-4184)

- The RFC 7468 file parser could go into an infinite loop. It may be possible to make Wireshark consume excessive CPU resources by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. (CVE-2021-4182)

- The Sysdig Event 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-2021-4181)

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

Solution

Upgrade to Wireshark version 3.4.11 or later.

See Also

https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-3.4.11.html

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2021-16

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2021-17

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2021-18

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2021-20

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2021-21

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156389

File Name: macosx_wireshark_3_4_11.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 12/29/2021

Updated: 9/27/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

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-2021-4186

CVSS v3

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: 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: 12/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/29/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-4181, CVE-2021-4182, CVE-2021-4184, CVE-2021-4185, CVE-2021-4186

IAVB: 2022-B-0035, 2021-B-0072-S