SuSE 11.1 Security Update : wireshark (SAT Patch Number 6170)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58944


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


This version upgrade of wireshark fixes the following security vulnerabilities :

- The ANSI A dissector could dereference a NULL pointer and crash. (CVE-2012-1593)

- The pcap and pcap-ng file parsers could crash trying to read ERF data. (CVE-2012-1595)

- The MP2T dissector could try to allocate too much memory and crash. (CVE-2012-1596) Additionally, various other non-security bugs have been fixed.


Apply SAT patch number 6170.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58944

File Name: suse_11_wireshark-120417.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/01

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:wireshark, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/17

Reference Information

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