Debian DSA-2127-1 : wireshark - denial of service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50826



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


A flaw has been found in wireshark, a network protocol analyzer.

It was found that the ASN.1 BER dissector was susceptible to a stack overflow, causing the application to crash.


Upgrade the wireshark packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), the problem has been fixed in version 1.0.2-3+lenny11.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50826

File Name: debian_DSA-2127.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/29/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC: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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3445

BID: 43197

DSA: 2127