FreeBSD : wireshark -- PCNFSD Dissector Denial of Service Vulnerability (a2d4a330-4d54-11de-8811-0030843d3802)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38967


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the PCNFSD dissector and can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted PCNFSD packet.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38967

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a2d4a3304d5411de88110030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/01

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ethereal, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ethereal-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tethereal, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tethereal-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wireshark-lite, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1829

Secunia: 35201