Debian DSA-2274-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55537


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


Huzaifa Sidhpurwala, David Maciejak and others discovered several vulnerabilities in the X.509if and DICOM dissectors and in the code to process various capture and dictionary files, which 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+lenny14.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.11-6+squeeze2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55537

File Name: debian_DSA-2274.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/07/08

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1590, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175

BID: 47392, 48066

DSA: 2274