Wireshark / Ethereal Unsupported Version Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 56710


The remote host contains an unsupported version of Wireshark / Ethereal.


According to its version, the installation of Wireshark / Ethereal on the remote host is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.


Upgrade to a version of Wireshark that is currently supported.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 56710

File Name: wireshark_unsupported.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2011/11/04

Modified: 2017/03/03

Dependencies: 34112, 84503

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark