Debian DSA-2201-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 52948


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


Huzaifa Sidhpurwala, Joernchen, and Xiaopeng Zhang discovered several vulnerabilities in the Wireshark network traffic analyzer.
Vulnerabilities in the DCT3, LDAP and SMB dissectors and in the code to parse pcag-ng files could lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the wireshark packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.2-3+lenny13.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.11-6+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52948

File Name: debian_DSA-2201.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/24/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 3/23/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0538, CVE-2011-0713, CVE-2011-1139, CVE-2011-1140, CVE-2011-1141

BID: 46167, 46416, 46626

DSA: 2201