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: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/8/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

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: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/7/2011

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