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

medium 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: Medium

ID: 66543

File Name: wireshark_1_6_15.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/22/2013

Updated: 3/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-3557

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: SMB/Wireshark/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/17/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2013

Reference Information

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

BID: 59997, 60021