Wireshark 3.6.x < 3.6.8 A Vulnerability (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 164830


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 3.6.8. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the wireshark-3.6.8 advisory.

- The F5 Ethernet Trailer 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. (wireshark-bug-18307)

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 3.6.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 164830

File Name: macosx_wireshark_3_6_8.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 9/7/2022

Updated: 2/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

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: 9/7/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/7/2022

Reference Information

IAVB: 2022-B-0035-S