openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-2016-302)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89716


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Wireshark was updated to 1.12.10, fixing a number issues in protocol dissectors that could have allowed a remote attacker to crash Wireshark or cause excessive CPU usage through specially crafted packages inserted into the network or a capture file, specifically :

- CVE-2016-2523: DNP dissector infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2016-03)

- CVE-2016-2530: RSL dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-10)

- CVE-2016-2531: RSL dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-10)

- CVE-2016-2532: LLRP dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-11)

- GSM A-bis OML dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-14)

- ASN.1 BER dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-15)

- ASN.1 BER dissector crash (wnpa-sec-2016-18)

Further bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed in:

The following non-security bugs were fixed :

- boo#961170: Recommend wireshark-ui instead of requiring it to support text-only used


Update the affected wireshark packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89716

File Name: openSUSE-2016-302.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/07

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

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


Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-ui-gtk, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-ui-gtk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-ui-qt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wireshark-ui-qt-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2523, CVE-2016-2530, CVE-2016-2531, CVE-2016-2532