Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2011:118)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55666


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


This advisory updates wireshark to the latest version (1.2.18), fixing one security issue :

The Lucent/Ascend file parser in Wireshark 1.2.x before 1.2.18, 1.4.x through 1.4.7, and 1.6.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via malformed packets (CVE-2011-2597).


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55666

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-118.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 7/25/2011

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dumpcap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wireshark0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwireshark0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rawshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wireshark-tools, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/24/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2597

BID: 48506

MDVSA: 2011:118