Wireshark 3.4.x < 3.4.12 A Vulnerability (macOS)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 157892


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 3.4.12. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the wireshark-3.4.12 advisory.

- Large loop in the Kafka dissector in Wireshark 3.6.0 allows denial of service via packet injection or crafted capture file (CVE-2021-4190)

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 3.4.12 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 157892

File Name: macosx_wireshark_3_4_12.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2/11/2022

Updated: 11/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-0582


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/29/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-4190, CVE-2022-0581, CVE-2022-0582, CVE-2022-0583, CVE-2022-0585, CVE-2022-0586

IAVB: 2022-B-0004-S