GLSA-200909-16 : Wireshark: Denial of Service

High Nessus Plugin ID 40963


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200909-16 (Wireshark: Denial of Service)

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark:
A buffer overflow in the IPMI dissector related to an array index error (CVE-2009-2559).
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth L2CAP, RADIUS, and MIOP dissectors (CVE-2009-2560).
An unspecified vulnerability in the sFlow dissector (CVE-2009-2561).
An unspecified vulnerability in the AFS dissector (CVE-2009-2562).
An unspecified vulnerability in the Infiniband dissector when running on unspecified platforms (CVE-2009-2563).
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or by enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file to cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.2.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40963

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200909-16.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2009/09/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/13

Reference Information

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

BID: 35748

GLSA: 200909-16

CWE: 119