Wireshark < 1.2.12 / 1.4.1 ASN.1 BER Dissector Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49978


The remote Windows host contains an application that is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.


The installed version of Wireshark is 1.2.x less than 1.2.12 or 1.4.x less than 1.4.1. Such versions are affected by a denial of service vulnerability. The ASN.1 BER dissector contains a flaw that can allow a stack overflow that in turn can cause the application to crash.


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.12 / 1.4.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49978

File Name: wireshark_1_4_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/10/14

Modified: 2016/11/15

Dependencies: 34112

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: SMB/Wireshark/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3445

BID: 43197

OSVDB: 68129

Secunia: 41535