SuSE 11.3 Security Update : wireshark (SAT Patch Number 9745)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77960


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


The wireshark package was upgraded to 1.10.10 from 1.8.x as 1.8 was discontinued.

This update fixes vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to crash Wireshark or make it become unresponsive by sending specific packets onto the network or have them loaded via a capture file while the dissectors are running. It also contains a number of other bug fixes.

- RTP dissector crash. (wnpa-sec-2014-12 CVE-2014-6421 / CVE-2014-6422)

- MEGACO dissector infinite loop. (wnpa-sec-2014-13 CVE-2014-6423)

- Netflow dissector crash. (wnpa-sec-2014-14 CVE-2014-6424)

- RTSP dissector crash. (wnpa-sec-2014-17 CVE-2014-6427)

- SES dissector crash. (wnpa-sec-2014-18 CVE-2014-6428)

- Sniffer file parser crash. (wnpa-sec-2014-19 CVE-2014-6429 / CVE-2014-6430 / CVE-2014-6431 / CVE-2014-6432)

- The Catapult DCT2000 and IrDA dissectors could underrun a buffer. (wnpa-sec-2014-08 CVE-2014-5161 / CVE-2014-5162, bnc#889901)

- The GSM Management dissector could crash.
(wnpa-sec-2014-09 CVE-2014-5163, bnc#889906)

- The RLC dissector could crash. (wnpa-sec-2014-10 CVE-2014-5164, bnc#889900)

- The ASN.1 BER dissector could crash. (wnpa-sec-2014-11 CVE-2014-5165, bnc#889899) Further bug fixes as listed in: 0.html and .html .


Apply SAT patch number 9745.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77960

File Name: suse_11_wireshark-140923.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/29

Modified: 2014/11/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:wireshark, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5161, CVE-2014-5162, CVE-2014-5163, CVE-2014-5164, CVE-2014-5165, CVE-2014-6421, CVE-2014-6422, CVE-2014-6423, CVE-2014-6424, CVE-2014-6427, CVE-2014-6428, CVE-2014-6429, CVE-2014-6430, CVE-2014-6431, CVE-2014-6432