SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2016:2453-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93863


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The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


wireshark was updated to version 1.12.13 to fix the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6504: wireshark: NDS dissector crash (bnc#991012)

- CVE-2016-6505: wireshark: PacketBB dissector could divide by zero (bnc#991013)

- CVE-2016-6506: wireshark: WSP infinite loop (bnc#991015)

- CVE-2016-6507: wireshark: MMSE infinite loop (bnc#991016)

- CVE-2016-6508: wireshark: RLC long loop (bnc#991017)

- CVE-2016-6509: wireshark: LDSS dissector crash (bnc#991018)

- CVE-2016-6510: wireshark: RLC dissector crash (bnc#991019)

- CVE-2016-6511: wireshark: OpenFlow long loop (bnc991020)

- CVE-2016-5350: SPOOLS infinite loop (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5351: IEEE 802.11 dissector crash (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5352: IEEE 802.11 dissector crash, different from wpna-sec-2016-30 (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5353: UMTS FP crash (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5354: USB dissector crash (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5355: Toshiba file parser crash (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5356: CoSine file parser crash (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5357: NetScreen file parser crash (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5358: Ethernet dissector crash (bsc#983671).

- CVE-2016-5359: WBXML infinite loop (bsc#983671). For more details please see: 2.html 3.html

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 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1429=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1429=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1429=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93863

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2453-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/5/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wireshark-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 10/4/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5350, CVE-2016-5351, CVE-2016-5352, CVE-2016-5353, CVE-2016-5354, CVE-2016-5355, CVE-2016-5356, CVE-2016-5357, CVE-2016-5358, CVE-2016-5359, CVE-2016-6504, CVE-2016-6505, CVE-2016-6506, CVE-2016-6507, CVE-2016-6508, CVE-2016-6509, CVE-2016-6510, CVE-2016-6511