SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2015:1098-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84361


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


Wireshark was updated and fixes the following issues :

CVE-2015-3811: The WCP dissector could crash while decompressing data.

CVE-2015-3812: The X11 dissector could leak memory

CVE-2015-3814: The IEEE 802.11 dissector could go into an infinite loop.

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-wireshark=10771

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-wireshark=10771

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-wireshark=10771

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-wireshark=10771

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84361

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1098-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/24

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3811, CVE-2015-3812, CVE-2015-3814

BID: 74631, 74635, 74637

OSVDB: 119256, 122090, 122092