Fedora 16 : wireshark-1.6.8-1.fc16 (2012-10175)

low Nessus Plugin ID 59940
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to latest upstream release, fixing few security bugs.

CVE-2012-2392: Infinite and large loops in ANSI MAP, ASF, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.3, and LTP dissectors.

CVE-2012-2393: Memory allocation flaw in the DIAMETER dissector.

CVE-2012-2394: Denial of service (crash) due memory alignment problem on SPARC and Itanium processors.

CVE-2012-3825: Integer overflows in BACapp and Bluetooth HCI dissectors, leading to DoS

CVE-2012-3826: Integer overflows in the R3 dissector, leading to DoS.

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: Low

ID: 59940

File Name: fedora_2012-10175.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/11/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/2/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2392, CVE-2012-2393, CVE-2012-2394, CVE-2012-3825, CVE-2012-3826

BID: 53651, 53652, 53653

FEDORA: 2012-10175