Fedora 15 : wireshark-1.4.8-1.fc15 (2011-9638)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55807


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Wireshark 1.4.8 fixes the following vulnerabilities :

The Lucent/Ascend file parser was susceptible to an infinite loop.
CVE-2011-2597. The ANSI MAP dissector was susceptible to an infinite loop. CVE-2011-2698.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected wireshark package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55807

File Name: fedora_2011-9638.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/08/10

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:wireshark, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:15

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/23

Reference Information

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

BID: 48506, 49071

FEDORA: 2011-9638