Wireshark < 1.2.17 / 1.4.7 Multiple DoS Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 54942
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The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Wireshark is 1.2.x less than 1.2.17 or 1.4.x less than 1.4.7. As such, it is affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- An error exists in DICOM dissector that can allow denial of service attacks when processing certain malformed packets. (Issue #5876)

- An error exists in the handling of corrupted snoop files that can cause application crashes. (Issue #5912)

- An error exists in the handling of compressed capture data that can cause application crashes. (Issue #5908)

- An error exists in the handling of 'Visual Networks' files that can cause application crashes. (Issue #5934)

- An error exists in the 'desegment_tcp()' function in the file 'epan/dissectors/packet-tcp.c' that can allow a NULL pointer to be dereferenced when handling certain TCP segments. (Issue #5837)

- An error exists in the handling of corrupted 'Diameter' dictionary files that can cause application crashes. (CVE-2011-1958)


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.17 / 1.4.7 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 54942

File Name: wireshark_1_4_7.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 6/2/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: wireshark_installed.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: SMB/Wireshark/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/31/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-1956

BID: 48066

Secunia: 44449