ID CVE-2011-3483
Summary Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed capture file that leads to an invalid root tvbuff, related to a "buffer exception handling vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Wireshark 1.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.6.1
  • Wireshark 1.6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.6.0
CVSS
Base: 4.3 (as of 20-09-2011 - 10:11)
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
NONE NONE PARTIAL
exploit-db via4
description Wireshark 1.6.1 Malformed Packet Trace File Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability. CVE-2011-3483. Dos exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:36128
last seen 2016-02-04
modified 2011-09-08
published 2011-09-08
reporter Wireshark
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/36128/
title Wireshark <= 1.6.1 - Malformed Packet Trace File Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_6_2.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark is 1.6.x before 1.6.2. This version is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An error exists in IKE dissector that can allow denial of service attacks when processing certain malformed packets. (CVE-2011-3266) - A buffer exception handling vulnerability exists that can allow denial of service attacks when processing certain malformed packets. (Issue #6135) - It may be possible to make Wireshark execute Lua scripts using a method similar to DLL hijacking. (Issue #6136) - An error exists in OpenSafety dissector that can allow denial of service attacks when processing certain malformed packets. (Issue #6138) - An error exists in CSN.1 dissector that can allow denial of service attacks when processing certain malformed packets. (Issue #6139)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 56164
    published 2011-09-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=56164
    title Wireshark 1.6.x < 1.6.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2011-138.NASL
    description This advisory updates wireshark to the latest version (1.6.2), fixing several security issues : The proto_tree_add_item function in Wireshark 1.6.1, when the IKEv1 protocol dissector is used, allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via vectors involving a malformed IKE packet and many items in a tree (CVE-2011-3266). Untrusted search path vulnerability in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.9 and 1.6.x before 1.6.2 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse Lua script in an unspecified directory (CVE-2011-3360). The csnStreamDissector function in epan/dissectors/packet-csn1.c in the CSN.1 dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.2 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet (CVE-2011-3482). Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed capture file that leads to an invalid root tvbuff, related to a buffer exception handling vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3483). The unxorFrame function in epan/dissectors/packet-opensafety.c in the OpenSafety dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.2 does not properly validate a certain frame size, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loop and application crash) via a malformed packet (CVE-2011-3484). The updated packages have been upgraded to the latest 1.6.x version (1.6.2) which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 61928
    published 2012-09-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61928
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2011:138)
  • 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 SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-7795.NASL
    description This update of wireshark fixes the following vulnerabilities : - Wireshark IKE dissector vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3266) - Wireshark Lua script execution vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3360) - Wireshark buffer exception handling vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3483) - Lucent/Ascend file parser susceptible to infinite loop. (CVE-2011-2597) - ANSI MAP dissector susceptible to infinite loop. (CVE-2011-2698) - Large/infinite loop in the DICOM dissector. (CVE-2011-1957) - A corrupted snoop file could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-1959) - Malformed compressed capture data could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-2174) - A corrupted Visual Networks file could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-2175) - dereferene a NULL pointer if we had a corrupted Diameter dictionary. (CVE-2011-1958)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-08-16
    plugin id 56617
    published 2011-10-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=56617
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (ZYPP Patch Number 7795)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_4_WIRESHARK-111013.NASL
    description This update of wireshark fixes the following vulnerabilities : - CVE-2011-3266: Wireshark IKE dissector vulnerability - CVE-2011-3360: Wireshark Lua script execution vulnerability - CVE-2011-3483: Wireshark buffer exception handling vulnerability - CVE-2011-2597: Lucent/Ascend file parser susceptible to infinite loop - CVE-2011-2698: ANSI MAP dissector susceptible to infinite loop - CVE-2011-1957: Large/infinite loop in the DICOM dissector - CVE-2011-1959: A corrupted snoop file could crash Wireshark - CVE-2011-2174: Malformed compressed capture data could crash Wireshark - CVE-2011-2175: A corrupted Visual Networks file could crash Wireshark - CVE-2011-1958: dereferene a NULL pointer if we had a corrupted Diameter dictionary
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 76045
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=76045
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2011:1142-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_3_WIRESHARK-111013.NASL
    description This update of wireshark fixes the following vulnerabilities : - CVE-2011-3266: Wireshark IKE dissector vulnerability - CVE-2011-3360: Wireshark Lua script execution vulnerability - CVE-2011-3483: Wireshark buffer exception handling vulnerability - CVE-2011-2597: Lucent/Ascend file parser susceptible to infinite loop - CVE-2011-2698: ANSI MAP dissector susceptible to infinite loop - CVE-2011-1957: Large/infinite loop in the DICOM dissector - CVE-2011-1959: A corrupted snoop file could crash Wireshark - CVE-2011-2174: Malformed compressed capture data could crash Wireshark - CVE-2011-2175: A corrupted Visual Networks file could crash Wireshark - CVE-2011-1958: dereferene a NULL pointer if we had a corrupted Diameter dictionary
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 75774
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=75774
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2011:1142-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-7796.NASL
    description This update of wireshark fixes the following vulnerabilities : - Wireshark IKE dissector vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3266) - Wireshark Lua script execution vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3360) - Wireshark buffer exception handling vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3483) - Lucent/Ascend file parser susceptible to infinite loop. (CVE-2011-2597) - ANSI MAP dissector susceptible to infinite loop. (CVE-2011-2698) - Large/infinite loop in the DICOM dissector. (CVE-2011-1957) - A corrupted snoop file could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-1959) - Malformed compressed capture data could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-2174) - A corrupted Visual Networks file could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-2175) - dereferene a NULL pointer if we had a corrupted Diameter dictionary. (CVE-2011-1958)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-08-16
    plugin id 57263
    published 2011-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57263
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (ZYPP Patch Number 7796)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_WIRESHARK-111013.NASL
    description This update of wireshark fixes the following vulnerabilities : - Wireshark IKE dissector vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3266) - Wireshark Lua script execution vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3360) - Wireshark buffer exception handling vulnerability. (CVE-2011-3483) - Lucent/Ascend file parser susceptible to infinite loop. (CVE-2011-2597) - ANSI MAP dissector susceptible to infinite loop. (CVE-2011-2698) - Large/infinite loop in the DICOM dissector. (CVE-2011-1957) - A corrupted snoop file could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-1959) - Malformed compressed capture data could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-2174) - A corrupted Visual Networks file could crash Wireshark. (CVE-2011-2175) - dereferene a NULL pointer if we had a corrupted Diameter dictionary. (CVE-2011-1958)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-10-25
    plugin id 57136
    published 2011-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57136
    title SuSE 11.1 Security Update : wireshark (SAT Patch Number 5281)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-2395.NASL
    description Laurent Butti discovered a buffer underflow in the LANalyzer dissector of the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code (CVE-2012-0068 ). This update also addresses several bugs, which can lead to crashes of Wireshark. These are not treated as security issues, but are fixed nonetheless if security updates are scheduled: CVE-2011-3483, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066 and CVE-2012-0067.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 57735
    published 2012-01-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57735
    title Debian DSA-2395-1 : wireshark - buffer underflow
oval via4
accepted 2013-08-19T04:00:46.259-04:00
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 Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed capture file that leads to an invalid root tvbuff, related to a "buffer exception handling vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14971
status accepted
submitted 2012-02-27T15:34:33.178-04:00
title Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.2 buffer exception handling vulnerability
version 8
refmap via4
confirm
mandriva MDVSA-2011:138
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20110913 CVE Request: Multiple issues fixed in wireshark 1.6.2
  • [oss-security] 20110914 Re: CVE Request: Multiple issues fixed in wireshark 1.6.2
Last major update 13-08-2012 - 23:30
Published 20-09-2011 - 06:55
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:33
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