Wireshark < 1.2.15 / 1.4.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 52502
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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Wireshark is 1.0.x or 1.2.x less than 1.2.15 or 1.4.x less than 1.4.4. Such versions are affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- The BER dissector may loop indefinitely. (Bug #1516)

- A crash can occur in the NTLMSSP dissector. (Bug #5157)

- An error exists in the processing of pcap-ng files that causes the application to free an uninitialized pointer. (Bug #5652)

- An error exists in the processing of packets having large length in a pcap-ng file. This can result in application crashes. (Bug #5661)

- A stack overflow vulnerability exists in the LDAP and SMB dissectors. (Bug #5717)

- An error exists in the processing of malformed 6LoWPAN packets. This affects only 32-bit platforms and can result in application crashes. (Bug #5722)

- An error exists in the processing of large LDAP filter strings that cause the application to consume excessive amounts of memory. (Bug #5732)


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.15 / 1.4.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52502

File Name: wireshark_1_4_4.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/2/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: wireshark_installed.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 3/1/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/3/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0538, CVE-2011-0713, CVE-2011-1138, CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141, CVE-2011-1142, CVE-2011-1143

BID: 46167, 46416, 46626, 46636, 46796, 46945

Secunia: 42767