Wireshark 3.6.x < 3.6.12 A Vulnerability (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 172120


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 3.6.12. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the wireshark-3.6.12 advisory.

- The ISO 15765 and ISO 10681 dissectors 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.

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 3.6.12 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 172120

File Name: macosx_wireshark_3_6_12.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 3/6/2023

Updated: 9/28/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-1161


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 3/2/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-1161

IAVB: 2023-B-0015-S