Debian DSA-1983-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 44847



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 the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-4377 A NULL pointer dereference was found in the SMB/SMB2 dissectors.

- CVE-2010-0304 Several buffer overflows were found in the LWRES dissector.


Upgrade the Wireshark packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2-3+lenny8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44847

File Name: debian_DSA-1983.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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: 1/30/2010

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Wireshark LWRES Dissector getaddrsbyname_request Buffer Overflow (loop))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4377, CVE-2010-0304

BID: 37985

CWE: 119

DSA: 1983