FreeBSD : Wireshark -- DoS in the BER-based dissectors (b2eaa7c2-e64a-11df-bc65-0022156e8794)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50500



The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been discovered in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an infinite recursion error in the 'dissect_unknown_ber()' function in epan/dissectors/packet-ber.c and can be exploited to cause a stack overflow e.g. via a specially crafted SNMP packet.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.4.0 and reported in version 1.2.11 and prior and version 1.4.0 and prior.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50500

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b2eaa7c2e64a11dfbc650022156e8794.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 11/7/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/16/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3445