GLSA-200803-32 : Wireshark: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31672


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-32 (Wireshark: Denial of Service)

Multiple unspecified errors exist in the SCTP, SNMP, and TFTP dissectors.
Impact :

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service by sending a malformed packet.
Workaround :

Disable the SCTP, SNMP, and TFTP dissectors.


All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-0.99.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31672

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-32.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/26

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/24

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072

BID: 28025

OSVDB: 42575, 42576, 42577

GLSA: 200803-32

CWE: 399