Debian DSA-1446-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 29840

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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which may lead to denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-6450 The RPL dissector could be tricked into an infinite loop.

- CVE-2007-6451 The CIP dissector could be tricked into excessive memory allocation.


Upgrade the wireshark packages.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in version 0.10.10-2sarge11. (In Sarge Wireshark used to be called Ethereal).

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.99.4-5.etch.2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 29840

File Name: debian_DSA-1446.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/04

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6111, CVE-2007-6112, CVE-2007-6113, CVE-2007-6114, CVE-2007-6115, CVE-2007-6116, CVE-2007-6117, CVE-2007-6118, CVE-2007-6119, CVE-2007-6120, CVE-2007-6121, CVE-2007-6438, CVE-2007-6439, CVE-2007-6441, CVE-2007-6450, CVE-2007-6451

DSA: 1446

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 264, 399