Wireshark 1.12.x < 1.12.8 pcapng File Parser DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86480


The remote Windows host has an application installed that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of Wireshark installed on the remote Windows host is 1.12.x prior to 1.12.8. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to a flaw in the pcapng file parser that is triggered when copying an interface filter. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted copy routine packet, to crash the file parser.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.12.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86480

File Name: wireshark_1_12_8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/10/21

Modified: 2016/05/02

Dependencies: 34112

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Wireshark

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7830

BID: 77101

OSVDB: 128897