Wireshark 1.12.x < 1.12.10 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89101
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The remote Mac OS X host has an application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Wireshark installed on the remote Mac OS X host is 1.12.x prior to 1.12.10. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the following components, which can result in a memory disclosure or a denial of service :

- ASN.1 BER dissector
- DNP dissector
- GSM A-bis OML dissector
- LLRP dissector
- RSL dissector

Additionally, a flaw related to how dynamic-link library (DLL) files are located and loaded exists in the ui/qt/wireshark_application.cpp file due to the application using a DLL search path that may include directories that are not trusted or under the user's control. A local attacker can exploit this issue, via a crafted DLL file injected into the search path, to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.12.10 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89101

File Name: macosx_wireshark_1_12_10.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 3/3/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: macosx_wireshark_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-2521


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Wireshark

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2015

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2521, CVE-2016-2523, CVE-2016-2531, CVE-2016-2532

EDB-ID: 38996