ID CVE-2010-4300
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in the dissect_ldss_transfer function (epan/dissectors/packet-ldss.c) in the LDSS dissector in Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 through 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an LDSS packet with a long digest line that triggers memory corruption.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Wireshark 1.2.9
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.9
  • Wireshark 1.2.10
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.10
  • Wireshark 1.2.8
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.8
  • Wireshark 1.2.5
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.5
  • Wireshark 1.2.3
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.3
  • Wireshark 1.2.4
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.4
  • Wireshark 1.2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.0
  • Wireshark 1.2.7
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.7
  • Wireshark 1.2.6
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.6
  • Wireshark 1.2.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.1
  • Wireshark 1.2.2
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.2
  • Wireshark 1.2.11
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.11
  • Wireshark 1.2.12
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.12
  • Wireshark 1.4.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.0
  • Wireshark 1.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.1
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 29-11-2010 - 10:50)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
exploit-db via4
description Wireshark LDSS Dissector Buffer Overflow Vulnerability. CVE-2010-4300. Dos exploits for multiple platform
file exploits/multiple/dos/15676.txt
id EDB-ID:15676
last seen 2016-02-01
modified 2010-12-04
platform multiple
port
published 2010-12-04
reporter Nephi Johnson
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/15676/
title Wireshark LDSS Dissector Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
type dos
nessus via4
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_WIRESHARK-110331.NASL
    description Wireshark was updated to version 1.4.4 to fix several security issues
    last seen 2018-09-02
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 53315
    published 2011-04-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53315
    title SuSE 11.1 Security Update : wireshark (SAT Patch Number 4267)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2010-242.NASL
    description This advisory updates wireshark to the latest version (1.2.13), fixing one security issue : Heap-based buffer overflow in the dissect_ldss_transfer function (epan/dissectors/packet-ldss.c) in the LDSS dissector in Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 through 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an LDSS packet with a long digest line that triggers memory corruption (CVE-2010-4300).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 50827
    published 2010-11-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50827
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2010:242)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_4_2.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark is 1.2.x less than 1.2.13 or 1.4.x less than 1.4.2. Such versions are affected by the following vulnerabilities: - An error exists in the LDSS dissector that allows a series of malformed packets to cause a buffer overflow. (5318) - An error exists in the ZigBee ZCL dissector that allows a series of malformed packets to cause the dissector to enter an infinite loop. (5303)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 50678
    published 2010-11-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50678
    title Wireshark < 1.2.13 / 1.4.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2010-0924.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Wireshark Local Download Sharing Service (LDSS) dissector. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2010-4300) A denial of service flaw was found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malicious dump file. (CVE-2010-3445) Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.2.13, and resolve these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 50851
    published 2010-12-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50851
    title RHEL 6 : wireshark (RHSA-2010:0924)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201110-02.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201110-02 (Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark, entice a user to open a malformed packet trace file using Wireshark, or deploy a specially crafted Lua script for use by Wireshark, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code, or a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 56426
    published 2011-10-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=56426
    title GLSA-201110-02 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20101130_WIRESHARK_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Wireshark Local Download Sharing Service (LDSS) dissector. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2010-4300) A denial of service flaw was found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malicious dump file. (CVE-2010-3445) All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60911
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60911
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_3_WIRESHARK-101222.NASL
    description Wireshark version 1.4.2 fixes several security issues that allowed attackers to crash wireshark or potentially even execute arbitrary code (CVE-2010-1455, CVE-2010-2283, CVE-2010-2284, CVE-2010-2285, CVE-2010-2286, CVE-2010-2287, CVE-2010-2992, CVE-2010-2993, CVE-2010-2994, CVE-2010-2995, CVE-2010-3445, CVE-2010-4300, CVE-2010-4301)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 75771
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=75771
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2011:0010-2)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_2_WIRESHARK-101222.NASL
    description Wireshark version 1.4.2 fixes several security issues that allowed attackers to crash wireshark or potentially even execute arbitrary code (CVE-2010-1455, CVE-2010-2283, CVE-2010-2284, CVE-2010-2285, CVE-2010-2286, CVE-2010-2287, CVE-2010-2992, CVE-2010-2993, CVE-2010-2994, CVE-2010-2995, CVE-2010-3445, CVE-2010-4300, CVE-2010-4301)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 53808
    published 2011-05-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53808
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2011:0010-2)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_WIRESHARK-101222.NASL
    description Wireshark version 1.4.2 fixes several security issues that allowed attackers to crash wireshark or potentially even execute arbitrary code (CVE-2010-1455, CVE-2010-2283, CVE-2010-2284, CVE-2010-2285, CVE-2010-2286, CVE-2010-2287, CVE-2010-2992, CVE-2010-2993, CVE-2010-2994, CVE-2010-2995, CVE-2010-3445, CVE-2010-4300, CVE-2010-4301)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 53689
    published 2011-05-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53689
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2011:0010-1)
oval via4
accepted 2013-08-19T04:00:17.665-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
comment Wireshark is installed on the system.
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6589
description Heap-based buffer overflow in the dissect_ldss_transfer function (epan/dissectors/packet-ldss.c) in the LDSS dissector in Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 through 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an LDSS packet with a long digest line that triggers memory corruption.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14287
status accepted
submitted 2012-02-27T15:34:33.178-04:00
title Heap-based buffer overflow in the dissect_ldss_transfer function in the LDSS dissector in Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 through 1.4.1
version 8
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 656456
title CVE-2010-4300 Wireshark: Heap-based buffer overflow in LDSS dissector
oval
AND
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656004
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment wireshark is earlier than 0:1.2.13-1.el6_0.1
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100924005
      • comment wireshark is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100924006
    • AND
      • comment wireshark-devel is earlier than 0:1.2.13-1.el6_0.1
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100924009
      • comment wireshark-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100924010
    • AND
      • comment wireshark-gnome is earlier than 0:1.2.13-1.el6_0.1
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100924007
      • comment wireshark-gnome is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100924008
rhsa
id RHSA-2010:0924
released 2010-11-30
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2010:0924: wireshark security update (Moderate)
rpms
  • wireshark-0:1.2.13-1.el6_0.1
  • wireshark-devel-0:1.2.13-1.el6_0.1
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.2.13-1.el6_0.1
refmap via4
bid 44987
confirm
exploit-db 15676
mandriva MDVSA-2010:242
osvdb 69354
sectrack 1024762
secunia
  • 42290
  • 42411
  • 42877
  • 43068
suse
  • SUSE-SR:2011:001
  • SUSE-SR:2011:002
vupen
  • ADV-2010-3038
  • ADV-2010-3068
  • ADV-2010-3093
  • ADV-2011-0076
  • ADV-2011-0212
  • ADV-2011-0404
Last major update 13-08-2012 - 23:20
Published 26-11-2010 - 14:00
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:31
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