Wireshark 1.6.x < 1.6.11 DRDA DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62477


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The installed version of Wireshark 1.6 is earlier than 1.6.11. It thus is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. A malformed packet can cause the 'DRDA' dissector to enter an infinite loop thereby consuming excessive CPU resources.


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.6.11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62477

File Name: wireshark_1_6_11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/10/10

Modified: 2013/05/22

Dependencies: 34112

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: SMB/Wireshark/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/27

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3548

BID: 55284

OSVDB: 85092