FreeBSD : wireshark -- DOCSIS dissector denial of service (28022228-5a0e-11df-942d-0015587e2cc1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46259


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A vulnerability found in the DOCSIS dissector can cause Wireshark to crash when a malformed packet trace file is opened. This means that an attacker will have to trick a victim into opening such a trace file before being able to crash the application


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46259

File Name: freebsd_pkg_280222285a0e11df942d0015587e2cc1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/05/10

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wireshark, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/05/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/05/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1455