Debian DSA-2871-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 72911

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VPR Score: 8.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark :

- CVE-2014-2281 Moshe Kaplan discovered that the NFS dissector could be crashed, resulting in denial of service.

- CVE-2014-2283 It was discovered that the RLC dissector could be crashed, resulting in denial of service.

- CVE-2014-2299 Wesley Neelen discovered a buffer overflow in the MPEG file parser, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the wireshark packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.11-6+squeeze14.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.2-5wheezy10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72911

File Name: debian_DSA-2871.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/11

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Wireshark wiretap/mpeg.c Stack Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2281, CVE-2014-2283, CVE-2014-2299

BID: 66066, 66068, 66072

DSA: 2871