SUSE SLES11 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2016:1345-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91252


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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)

- 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)

Also containsfurther bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed in:

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-wireshark-12565=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-wireshark-12565=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-wireshark-12565=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91252

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1345-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/19

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/18

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 131888, 135086, 135093