Wireshark 1.4.5 Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55411


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The installed version of Wireshark, version 1.4.5, is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by crafting a malicious TCP packet and sending it on a network segment that Wireshark is monitoring, causing the application to crash.


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.4.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55411

File Name: wireshark_1_4_6.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 6/23/2011

Updated: 3/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: SMB/Wireshark/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/18/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1956

BID: 48389

Secunia: 44449