Wireshark 1.6.x < 1.6.15 ASN.1 BER Dissector Malformed Packet Handling DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 66543


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 1.6.15. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the ASN.1 BER dissector when handling malformed packets. (Bug 8599)


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.6.15 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66543

File Name: wireshark_1_6_15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/05/22

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 34112

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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: 2013/05/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3556, CVE-2013-3557

BID: 59997, 60021

OSVDB: 93509