Wireshark .pcap code execution

wireshark-pcap-code-execution (65182) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the improper handling of malicious files. By persuading a victim to load a specially-crafted .pcap file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to wnpa-sec-2011-03 or wnpa-sec-2011-04 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Wireshark Web Site: Wireshark 1.5.0 Development Release.
  • Wireshark Web Site: Wireshark 1.4.4 Release Notes.
  • wnpa-sec-2011-03: Multiple vulnerabilities in Wireshark version 1.2.0 to 1.2.14 .
  • wnpa-sec-2011-04 : MAC-LTE, ENTTEC, and ASN.1 BER vulnerabilities in Wireshark version 1.4.0 .
  • BID-46167: Wireshark '.pcap' File Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-0538: Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.14, 1.4.0 through 1.4.3, and 1.5.0 frees an uninitialized pointer during processing of a .pcap file in the pcap-ng format, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a malformed file.
  • DSA-2201: wireshark -- several vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 71556: Wireshark pcap-ng File Handling Memory Corruption
  • RHSA-2011-0369: Moderate: wireshark security update
  • RHSA-2011-0370: Moderate: wireshark security update
  • SA43554: Wireshark Denial of Service and Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2011:007: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • US-CERT VU#215900: Wireshark 6LoWPAN denial of service vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux EUS 5.6.z
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.0.z
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.0
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.1
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.10
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.11
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.12
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.2
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.3
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.4
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.5
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.6
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.7
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.8
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.9
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.0
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.1
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.2

Reported:

Feb 07, 2011

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