Wireshark < 1.2.18 / 1.4.8 / 1.6.1 Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55510


The remote host has an application that is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Wireshark is earlier than 1.2.18 / 1.4.8 / 1.6.1 and thus is potentially affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities:

- An error in the Lucent / Ascend file parser can be exploited by specially crafted packets to cause high CPU usage. (CVE-2011-2597)

- An error in the 'elem_cell_id_list' function of the ANSI MAP dissector can be exploited by a specially crafted MAP packet to cause a denial of service condition. (Issue #6044)


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.18 / 1.4.8 / 1.6.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55510

File Name: wireshark_1_2_18.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/5/2011

Updated: 3/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/29/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/31/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698

BID: 48506, 49071, 48150

Secunia: 45086