Wireshark 1.4.x < 1.4.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56163
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The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Wireshark is 1.4.x before 1.4.9. This version is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists in IKE dissector that can allow denial of service attacks when processing certain malformed packets. (CVE-2011-3266)

- A buffer exception handling vulnerability exists that can allow denial of service attacks when processing certain malformed packets. (Issue #6135)

- It may be possible to make Wireshark execute Lua scripts using a method similar to DLL hijacking. (Issue #6136)


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.4.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56163

File Name: wireshark_1_4_9.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/12/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: wireshark_installed.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: SMB/Wireshark/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/7/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2011

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Wireshark console.lua Pre-Loading Script Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3266, CVE-2011-3360

BID: 49377, 49521, 49528