Debian DSA-2590-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities

low Nessus Plugin ID 63335
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Bjorn Mork and Laurent Butti discovered crashes in the PPP and RTPS2 dissectors, which could potentially result in the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the wireshark packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.11-6+squeeze8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 63335

File Name: debian_DSA-2590.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/27/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/26/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4048, CVE-2012-4296

BID: 54649, 55035

DSA: 2590