Amazon Linux 2 : wireshark (ALAS-2024-2441)

high Nessus Plugin ID 190036


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of wireshark installed on the remote host is prior to 2.6.2-15. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2024-2441 advisory.

- IEEE 1609.2 dissector crash in Wireshark 4.2.0, 4.0.0 to 4.0.11, and 3.6.0 to 3.6.19 allows denial of service via packet injection or crafted capture file (CVE-2024-0209)

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


Run 'yum update wireshark' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 190036

File Name: al2_ALAS-2024-2441.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/6/2024

Updated: 4/5/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-0209


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-cli, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/1/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-0209

IAVB: 2024-B-0001-S