openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-2016-557)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 90909


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update to wireshark 1.12.11 fixes 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.

- The PKTC dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-22)

- The PKTC dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-23)

- The IAX2 dissector could go into an infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2016-24)

- Wireshark and TShark could exhaust the stack (wnpa-sec-2016-25)

- The GSM CBCH dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-26)

- The NCP dissector could crash (wnpa-sec-2016-28)

- Further bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed in: 1.html


Update the affected wireshark packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 90909

File Name: openSUSE-2016-557.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/05

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

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:13.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/04