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: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/21/2015

Updated: 11/20/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-7830

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Wireshark

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/20/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7830

BID: 77101