Fedora 15 : wireshark-1.4.12-1.fc15 (2012-5256)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58783


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


The following vulnerabilities have been fixed. wnpa-sec-2012-04: The ANSI A dissector could dereference a NULL pointer and crash. (Bug 6823)

wnpa-sec-2012-06: The pcap and pcap-ng file parsers could crash trying to read ERF data. (Bug 6804)

wnpa-sec-2012-07: The MP2T dissector could try to allocate too much memory and crash. (Bug 6833)

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: 58783

File Name: fedora_2012-5256.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/04/19

Modified: 2018/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1593, CVE-2012-1595, CVE-2012-1596

BID: 52736, 52737

FEDORA: 2012-5256