Amazon Linux AMI : wireshark (ALAS-2013-251)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71268

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VPR Score: 4.4


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


Two flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark.
(CVE-2013-3559 , CVE-2013-4083)

Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malicious dump file. (CVE-2012-2392 , CVE-2012-3825 , CVE-2012-4285 , CVE-2012-4288 , CVE-2012-4289 , CVE-2012-4290 , CVE-2012-4291 , CVE-2012-4292 , CVE-2012-5595 , CVE-2012-5597 , CVE-2012-5598 , CVE-2012-5599 , CVE-2012-5600 , CVE-2012-6056 , CVE-2012-6059 , CVE-2012-6060 , CVE-2012-6061 , CVE-2012-6062 , CVE-2013-3557 , CVE-2013-3561 , CVE-2013-4081 , CVE-2013-4927 , CVE-2013-4931 , CVE-2013-4932 , CVE-2013-4933 , CVE-2013-4934 , CVE-2013-4935 , CVE-2013-4936 , CVE-2013-5721)


Run 'yum update wireshark' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71268

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-251.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/10

Updated: 2019/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wireshark-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2392, CVE-2012-3825, CVE-2012-4285, CVE-2012-4288, CVE-2012-4289, CVE-2012-4290, CVE-2012-4291, CVE-2012-4292, CVE-2012-6056, CVE-2012-6059, CVE-2012-6060, CVE-2012-6061, CVE-2012-6062, CVE-2013-3557, CVE-2013-3559, CVE-2013-3561, CVE-2013-4081, CVE-2013-4083, CVE-2013-4927, CVE-2013-4931, CVE-2013-4932, CVE-2013-4933, CVE-2013-4934, CVE-2013-4935, CVE-2013-4936, CVE-2013-5721

ALAS: 2013-251

RHSA: 2013:1569