Wireshark / Ethereal 0.9.2 to 1.2.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 40335


The remote host has an application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Wireshark or Ethereal is affected by multiple issues :

- The IPMI dissector could overrun a buffer. (Bug 3559)

- The AFS dissector could crash. (Bug 3564)

- The Infiniband dissector could crash on some platforms.

- The Bluetooth L2CAP dissector could crash. (Bug 3572)

- The RADIUS dissector could crash. (Bug 3578)

- The MIOP dissector could crash. (Bug 3652)

- The sFlow dissector could use excessive CPU and memory.
(Bug 3570)

These vulnerabilities could result in a denial of service, or possibly arbitrary code execution. A remote attacker could exploit these issues by tricking a user into opening a maliciously crafted capture file. Additionally, if Wireshark is running in promiscuous mode, one of these issues could be exploited remotely (from the same network segment).


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40335

File Name: wireshark_1_2_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 34112

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: SMB/Wireshark/Installed

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2559, CVE-2009-2560, CVE-2009-2561, CVE-2009-2562, CVE-2009-2563

BID: 35748

OSVDB: 56016, 56017, 56018, 56019, 56020, 56021, 56022

Secunia: 35884

CWE: 119