ID CVE-2011-1591
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in the DECT dissector in epan/dissectors/packet-dect.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .pcap file.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Wireshark 1.4.3
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.3
  • Wireshark 1.4.2
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.2
  • Wireshark 1.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.1
  • Wireshark 1.4.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.0
  • Wireshark 1.4.4
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.4
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 02-05-2011 - 11:18)
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 MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
  • description Wireshark <= 1.4.4 - DECT Dissector Remote Buffer Overflow. CVE-2011-1591. Remote exploit for linux platform
    id EDB-ID:18145
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2011-11-22
    published 2011-11-22
    reporter ipv
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/18145/
    title Wireshark <= 1.4.4 - DECT Dissector Remote Buffer Overflow
  • description Wireshark. CVE-2011-1591. Local exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:17186
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2011-04-19
    published 2011-04-19
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/17186/
    title Wireshark <= 1.4.4 packet-dect.c Stack Buffer Overflow
  • description Wireshark. CVE-2011-1591. Remote exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/remote/17195.rb
    id EDB-ID:17195
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2011-04-19
    platform windows
    port
    published 2011-04-19
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/17195/
    title Wireshark <= 1.4.4 packet-dect.c Stack Buffer Overflow
    type remote
  • description Wireshark 1.4.1-1.4.4 - SEH Overflow Exploit. CVE-2011-1591. Local exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/local/17185.py
    id EDB-ID:17185
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2011-04-18
    platform windows
    port
    published 2011-04-18
    reporter sickness
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/17185/
    title Wireshark 1.4.1-1.4.4 - SEH Overflow Exploit
    type local
metasploit via4
nessus via4
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-7500.NASL
    description This update to wireshark version 1.4.5 fixes the following security issues : - Resource Management Errors. (CWE-399, CVE-2011-1590) - Buffer Errors. (CWE-119, CVE-2011-1591) - Numeric Errors (CWE-189, CVE-2011-1592)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-06-05
    plugin id 57262
    published 2011-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57262
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (ZYPP Patch Number 7500)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_4_5.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark is 1.2.x less than 1.2.16 or 1.4.x less than 1.4.5. Such versions are affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A data type mismatch error exists in the function 'dissect_nfs_clientaddr4' in the file 'packet-nfs.c' of the NFS dissector and could lead to application crashes while decoding 'SETCLIENTID' calls. (5209) - A use-after-free error exists in the file 'asn1/x509if/x509if.cnf' of the X.509if dissector that could lead to application crashes. (5754, 5793) - An buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the file 'packet-dect.c' of the DECT dissector that could allow arbitrary code execution. (5836)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 53473
    published 2011-04-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53473
    title Wireshark < 1.2.16 / 1.4.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_WIRESHARK-110503.NASL
    description This update to wireshark version 1.4.5 fixes the following security issues : - Resource Management Errors. (CWE-399, CVE-2011-1590) - Buffer Errors. (CWE-119, CVE-2011-1591) - Numeric Errors (CWE-189, CVE-2011-1592)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-06-05
    plugin id 54994
    published 2011-06-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=54994
    title SuSE 11.1 Security Update : wireshark (SAT Patch Number 4476)
  • 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 Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2011-5569.NASL
    description Upgrade to latest release, fixing few security bugs. See http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.4.5.html and http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.4.6.html Upgrade to latest release, fixing few security bugs. See http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.4.5.html Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-20
    plugin id 53562
    published 2011-04-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53562
    title Fedora 14 : wireshark-1.4.6-1.fc14 (2011-5569)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2011-083.NASL
    description This advisory updates wireshark to the latest version (1.2.16), fixing several security issues : The X.509if dissector in Wireshark 1.2.x before 1.2.16 and 1.4.x before 1.4.5 does not properly initialize certain global variables, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted .pcap file (CVE-2011-1590). Stack-based buffer overflow in the DECT dissector in epan/dissectors/packet-dect.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .pcap file (CVE-2011-1591). The NFS dissector in epan/dissectors/packet-nfs.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.5 on Windows uses an incorrect integer data type during decoding of SETCLIENTID calls, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted .pcap file (CVE-2011-1592). The updated packages have been upgraded to the latest 1.2.x version (1.2.16) which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 53882
    published 2011-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53882
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2011:083)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-7501.NASL
    description This update to wireshark version 1.4.5 fixes the following security issues : - Resource Management Errors. (CWE-399, CVE-2011-1590) - Buffer Errors. (CWE-119, CVE-2011-1591) - Numeric Errors (CWE-189, CVE-2011-1592)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-06-05
    plugin id 54995
    published 2011-06-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=54995
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (ZYPP Patch Number 7501)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2011-5529.NASL
    description Upgrade to latest release, fixing few security bugs. See http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.2.16.html Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-20
    plugin id 53561
    published 2011-04-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53561
    title Fedora 13 : wireshark-1.2.16-1.fc13 (2011-5529)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_3_WIRESHARK-110511.NASL
    description This wireshark update fixes : - Use of un-initialized variables (CVE-2011-1590) - Buffer overflow in DECT dissector (CVE-2011-1591) - Crash in NFS dissector on Windows (CVE-2011-1592)
    last seen 2018-11-13
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 75773
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=75773
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2011:0602-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_4_WIRESHARK-110511.NASL
    description This wireshark update fixes : - Use of un-initialized variables (CVE-2011-1590) - Buffer overflow in DECT dissector (CVE-2011-1591) - Crash in NFS dissector on Windows (CVE-2011-1592)
    last seen 2018-11-13
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 76044
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=76044
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2011:0599-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2011-5621.NASL
    description Upgrade to latest release, fixing few security bugs. See http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.4.5.html and http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.4.6.html Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-20
    plugin id 53563
    published 2011-04-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53563
    title Fedora 15 : wireshark-1.4.6-1.fc15 (2011-5621)
oval via4
accepted 2013-08-19T04:00:51.332-04:00
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 Stack-based buffer overflow in the DECT dissector in epan/dissectors/packet-dect.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .pcap file.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15000
status accepted
submitted 2012-02-27T15:34:33.178-04:00
title Stack-based buffer overflow in the DECT dissector in epan/dissectors/packet-dect.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.5
version 8
packetstorm via4
refmap via4
cert-vn VU#243670
confirm
exploit-db
  • 17185
  • 17195
fedora
  • FEDORA-2011-5529
  • FEDORA-2011-5569
  • FEDORA-2011-5621
mandriva MDVSA-2011:083
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20110418 Re: Wireshark 1.2.16 / 1.4.5
  • [oss-security] 20110418 Wireshark 1.2.16 / 1.4.5
osvdb 71848
sectrack 1025389
secunia
  • 44172
  • 44374
vupen
  • ADV-2011-1022
  • ADV-2011-1106
xf wireshark-dect-bo(66834)
saint via4
  • bid 47392
    description Wireshark DECT Dissector Remote Stack Buffer Overflow
    id net_wireshark
    osvdb 71848
    title wireshark_dect_remote
    type remote
  • bid 47392
    description Wireshark DECT Dissector PCAP File Processing Overflow
    id net_wireshark
    osvdb 71848
    title wireshark_dect
    type client
Last major update 13-08-2012 - 23:26
Published 29-04-2011 - 18:55
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:32
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