Debian DSA-2101-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 49058



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


Several implementation errors in the dissector of the Wireshark network traffic analyzer for the ASN.1 BER protocol and in the SigComp Universal Decompressor Virtual Machine may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the wireshark packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2-3+lenny10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 49058

File Name: debian_DSA-2101.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/1/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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: 8/31/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2994, CVE-2010-2995

BID: 42618

DSA: 2101