Debian DLA-198-1 : wireshark security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83002

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


The following vulnerabilities were discovered in the Squeeze's Wireshark version :

CVE-2015-2188 The WCP dissector could crash CVE-2015-0564 Wireshark could crash while decypting TLS/SSL sessions CVE-2015-0562 The DEC DNA Routing Protocol dissector could crash CVE-2014-8714 TN5250 infinite loops CVE-2014-8713 NCP crashes CVE-2014-8712 NCP crashes CVE-2014-8711 AMQP crash CVE-2014-8710 SigComp UDVM buffer overflow CVE-2014-6432 Sniffer file parser crash CVE-2014-6431 Sniffer file parser crash CVE-2014-6430 Sniffer file parser crash CVE-2014-6429 Sniffer file parser crash CVE-2014-6428 SES dissector crash CVE-2014-6423 MEGACO dissector infinite loop CVE-2014-6422 RTP dissector crash

Since back-porting upstream patches to 1.2.11-6+squeeze15 did not fix all the outstanding issues and some issues are not even tracked publicly the LTS Team decided to sync squeeze-lts's wireshark package with wheezy-security to provide the best possible security support.

Note that upgrading Wireshark from 1.2.x to 1.8.x introduces several backward-incompatible changes in package structure, shared library API/ABI, availability of dissectors and in syntax of command line parameters.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83002

File Name: debian_DLA-198.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/23

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwireshark-data, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwireshark-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwireshark2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwiretap-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwiretap2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwsutil-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwsutil2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tshark, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wireshark-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6422, CVE-2014-6423, CVE-2014-6428, CVE-2014-6429, CVE-2014-6430, CVE-2014-6431, CVE-2014-6432, CVE-2014-8710, CVE-2014-8711, CVE-2014-8712, CVE-2014-8713, CVE-2014-8714, CVE-2015-0562, CVE-2015-0564, CVE-2015-2188, CVE-2015-2191

BID: 69853, 69856, 69857, 69858, 69859, 69860, 69865, 71069, 71070, 71071, 71072, 71073, 71921, 71922, 72941, 72942