Fedora 16 : wireshark-1.6.5-1.fc16 (2012-0435)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57624


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


The following vulnerabilities have been fixed.

wnpa-sec-2012-01 Laurent Butti discovered that Wireshark failed to properly record sizes for many packet capture file formats.

wnpa-sec-2012-02 Wireshark could dereference a NULL pointer and crash

wnpa-sec-2012-03 The RLC dissector could overflow a buffer

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: 57624

File Name: fedora_2012-0435.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/23

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:wireshark, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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: 2012/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0043

BID: 51368

FEDORA: 2012-0435