Wireshark 1.4.x < 1.4.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56163


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: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/12/2011

Updated: 3/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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