Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 89104


The remote Windows host has an application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Wireshark installed on the remote Windows host is 2.0.x prior to 2.0.2. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the following components, which can result in a memory disclosure, a denial of service, or the execution of arbitrary code :

- 3GPP TS 32.423 Trace file parser
- ASN.1 BER dissector
- DNP dissector
- GSM A-bis OML dissector
- HiQnet dissector
- HTTP/2 dissector
- IEEE 802.11 dissector
- iSeries file parser
- Ixia IxVeriWave file parser
- LBMC dissector
- LLRP dissector
- NFS dissector
- RSL dissector
- SPICE dissector
- X.509AF 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 2.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89104

File Name: wireshark_2_0_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/03/03

Modified: 2016/08/26

Dependencies: 34112

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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: 2016/02/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/12

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2521, CVE-2016-2522, CVE-2016-2523, CVE-2016-2524, CVE-2016-2525, CVE-2016-2526, CVE-2016-2527, CVE-2016-2528, CVE-2016-2529, CVE-2016-2530, CVE-2016-2531, CVE-2016-2532, CVE-2016-4415, CVE-2016-4416, CVE-2016-4417, CVE-2016-4418, CVE-2016-4419, CVE-2016-4420, CVE-2016-4421

OSVDB: 131888, 133670, 133675, 133676, 133677, 133678, 134834, 134834, 134835, 134835, 134836, 134836, 134902, 134902, 135085, 135085, 135086, 135087, 135089, 135090, 135090, 135091, 135091, 135092, 135093

EDB-ID: 38996, 39490