FreeBSD : wireshark -- denial of service in DRDA dissector (5415f1b3-f33d-11e1-8bd8-0022156e8794)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61763


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


RedHat security team reports :

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) dissector of Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, performed processing of certain DRDA packet capture files. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted capture file that, when opened could lead to wireshark executable to consume excessive amount of CPU time and hang with an infinite loop.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61763

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5415f1b3f33d11e18bd80022156e8794.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/04

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tshark, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tshark-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wireshark-lite, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/21

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3548