ID CVE-2012-0042
Summary Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 does not properly perform certain string conversions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted packet, related to epan/to_str.c.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Wireshark 1.6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.6.0
  • Wireshark 1.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.6.1
  • Wireshark 1.6.2
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.6.2
  • Wireshark 1.6.3
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.6.3
  • Wireshark 1.6.4
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.6.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5
  • 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
  • Wireshark 1.4.2
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.2
  • Wireshark 1.4.3
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.3
  • Wireshark 1.4.4
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.4
  • Wireshark 1.4.5
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.5
  • Wireshark 1.4.6
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.6
  • Wireshark 1.4.7
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.7
  • Wireshark 1.4.8
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.8
  • Wireshark 1.4.9
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.9
  • Wireshark 1.4.10
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.4.10
CVSS
Base: 2.9 (as of 02-12-2015 - 10:51)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
ADJACENT_NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2012-0435.NASL
    description The following vulnerabilities have been fixed. wnpa-sec-2012-01 Laurent Butti discovered that Wireshark failed to properly record sizes for many packet capture file formats. wnpa-sec-2012-02 Wireshark could dereference a NULL pointer and crash wnpa-sec-2012-03 The RLC dissector could overflow a buffer 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 2015-10-20
    plugin id 57624
    published 2012-01-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57624
    title Fedora 16 : wireshark-1.6.5-1.fc16 (2012-0435)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2012-0440.NASL
    description The following vulnerabilities have been fixed. wnpa-sec-2012-01 Laurent Butti discovered that Wireshark failed to properly record sizes for many packet capture file formats. wnpa-sec-2012-02 Wireshark could dereference a NULL pointer and crash wnpa-sec-2012-03 The RLC dissector could overflow a buffer 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 2015-10-20
    plugin id 57670
    published 2012-01-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57670
    title Fedora 15 : wireshark-1.4.11-1.fc15 (2012-0440)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201308-05.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201308-05 (Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause 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 69500
    published 2013-08-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=69500
    title GLSA-201308-05 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS11_WIRESHARK_20120404.NASL
    description The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates : - The dissect_packet function in epan/packet.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long packet in a capture file, as demonstrated by an airopeek file. (CVE-2012-0041) - Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 does not properly perform certain string conversions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted packet, related to epan/to_str.c. (CVE-2012-0042) - Buffer overflow in the reassemble_message function in epan/dissectors/ packet-rlc.c in the RLC dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a series of fragmented RLC packets. (CVE-2012-0043) - Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long packet in a (1) Accellent 5Views (aka .5vw) file, (2) I4B trace file, or (3) NETMON 2 capture file. (CVE-2012-0066) - wiretap/iptrace.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long packet in an AIX iptrace file. (CVE-2012-0067) - The lanalyzer_read function in wiretap/lanalyzer.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a Novell catpure file containing a record that is too small. (CVE-2012-0068)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 80801
    published 2015-01-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80801
    title Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : wireshark (multiple_denial_of_service_vulnerabilities2)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_WIRESHARK-120131.NASL
    description This version upgrade of wireshark to 1.4.11 fixes the following security issues : - RLC dissector buffer overflow. (CVE-2012-0043) - multiple file parser vulnerabilities. (CVE-2012-0041) - NULL pointer vulnerabilities. (CVE-2012-0042) - DoS due to too large buffer alloc request. (CVE-2012-0066) - DoS due to integer underflow and too large buffer alloc. request. (CVE-2012-0067) - memory corruption due to buffer underflow Additionally, various other non-security issues were resolved. (CVE-2012-0068)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-10-25
    plugin id 58115
    published 2012-02-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58115
    title SuSE 11.1 Security Update : wireshark (SAT Patch Number 5741)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_4_WIRESHARK-120201.NASL
    description This update fixes the following security issues : - 741187: multiple file parser vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-0041) - 741188: RLC dissector buffer overflow (CVE-2012-0043) - 741190: NULL pointer vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-0042) - CVE-2012-0066: DoS due to too large buffer alloc request - CVE-2012-0067: DoS due to integer underflow and too large buffer alloc. request - CVE-2012-0068: memory corruption due to buffer underflow
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 76047
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=76047
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2012:0295-1)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2012-0509.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix several 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. Several flaws were found in Wireshark. 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-2011-1590, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-1595) Several denial of service flaws were 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-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0066) Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 58849
    published 2012-04-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58849
    title CentOS 6 : wireshark (CESA-2012:0509)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2013-0125.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0125 : Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues, three bugs, and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. 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, previously known as Ethereal, is a network protocol analyzer. It is used to capture and browse the traffic running on a computer network. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Wireshark handled Endace ERF (Extensible Record Format) capture files. If Wireshark opened a specially crafted ERF capture file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-4102) Several denial of service flaws were 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-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-4285, CVE-2012-4289, CVE-2012-4290, CVE-2012-4291) The CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2175, and CVE-2011-4102 issues were discovered by Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team. This update also fixes the following bugs : * When Wireshark starts with the X11 protocol being tunneled through an SSH connection, it automatically prepares its capture filter to omit the SSH packets. If the SSH connection was to a link-local IPv6 address including an interface name (for example ssh -X [ipv6addr]%eth0), Wireshark parsed this address erroneously, constructed an incorrect capture filter and refused to capture packets. The 'Invalid capture filter' message was displayed. With this update, parsing of link-local IPv6 addresses is fixed and Wireshark correctly prepares a capture filter to omit SSH packets over a link-local IPv6 connection. (BZ#438473) * Previously, Wireshark's column editing dialog malformed column names when they were selected. With this update, the dialog is fixed and no longer breaks column names. (BZ#493693) * Previously, TShark, the console packet analyzer, did not properly analyze the exit code of Dumpcap, Wireshark's packet capturing back end. As a result, TShark returned exit code 0 when Dumpcap failed to parse its command-line arguments. In this update, TShark correctly propagates the Dumpcap exit code and returns a non-zero exit code when Dumpcap fails. (BZ#580510) * Previously, the TShark '-s' (snapshot length) option worked only for a value greater than 68 bytes. If a lower value was specified, TShark captured just 68 bytes of incoming packets. With this update, the '-s' option is fixed and sizes lower than 68 bytes work as expected. (BZ#580513) This update also adds the following enhancement : * In this update, support for the 'NetDump' protocol was added. (BZ#484999) All users of Wireshark are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add this enhancement. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 68696
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68696
    title Oracle Linux 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2013-0125)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2013-0125.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues, three bugs, and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. 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, previously known as Ethereal, is a network protocol analyzer. It is used to capture and browse the traffic running on a computer network. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Wireshark handled Endace ERF (Extensible Record Format) capture files. If Wireshark opened a specially crafted ERF capture file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-4102) Several denial of service flaws were 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-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-4285, CVE-2012-4289, CVE-2012-4290, CVE-2012-4291) The CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2175, and CVE-2011-4102 issues were discovered by Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team. This update also fixes the following bugs : * When Wireshark starts with the X11 protocol being tunneled through an SSH connection, it automatically prepares its capture filter to omit the SSH packets. If the SSH connection was to a link-local IPv6 address including an interface name (for example ssh -X [ipv6addr]%eth0), Wireshark parsed this address erroneously, constructed an incorrect capture filter and refused to capture packets. The 'Invalid capture filter' message was displayed. With this update, parsing of link-local IPv6 addresses is fixed and Wireshark correctly prepares a capture filter to omit SSH packets over a link-local IPv6 connection. (BZ#438473) * Previously, Wireshark's column editing dialog malformed column names when they were selected. With this update, the dialog is fixed and no longer breaks column names. (BZ#493693) * Previously, TShark, the console packet analyzer, did not properly analyze the exit code of Dumpcap, Wireshark's packet capturing back end. As a result, TShark returned exit code 0 when Dumpcap failed to parse its command-line arguments. In this update, TShark correctly propagates the Dumpcap exit code and returns a non-zero exit code when Dumpcap fails. (BZ#580510) * Previously, the TShark '-s' (snapshot length) option worked only for a value greater than 68 bytes. If a lower value was specified, TShark captured just 68 bytes of incoming packets. With this update, the '-s' option is fixed and sizes lower than 68 bytes work as expected. (BZ#580513) This update also adds the following enhancement : * In this update, support for the 'NetDump' protocol was added. (BZ#484999) All users of Wireshark are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add this enhancement. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 63570
    published 2013-01-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63570
    title CentOS 5 : wireshark (CESA-2013:0125)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2012-123.NASL
    description Wireshark version 1.4.11 fixes several security issues
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2014-06-13
    plugin id 74551
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74551
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-2012-123)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2012-0509.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0509 : Updated wireshark packages that fix several 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. Several flaws were found in Wireshark. 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-2011-1590, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-1595) Several denial of service flaws were 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-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0066) Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 68516
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68516
    title Oracle Linux 6 : wireshark (ELSA-2012-0509)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-7943.NASL
    description This version upgrade of wireshark to 1.4.11 fixes the following security issues : - RLC dissector buffer overflow. (CVE-2012-0043) - multiple file parser vulnerabilities. (CVE-2012-0041) - NULL pointer vulnerabilities. (CVE-2012-0042) - DoS due to too large buffer alloc request. (CVE-2012-0066) - DoS due to integer underflow and too large buffer alloc. request. (CVE-2012-0067) - memory corruption due to buffer underflow Additionally, various other non-security issues were resolved. (CVE-2012-0068)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 58117
    published 2012-02-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58117
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (ZYPP Patch Number 7943)
  • 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
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2012-0509.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix several 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. Several flaws were found in Wireshark. 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-2011-1590, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-1595) Several denial of service flaws were 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-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0066) Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-26
    plugin id 58841
    published 2012-04-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58841
    title RHEL 6 : wireshark (RHSA-2012:0509)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20130108_WIRESHARK_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Wireshark handled Endace ERF (Extensible Record Format) capture files. If Wireshark opened a specially- crafted ERF capture file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-4102) Several denial of service flaws were 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-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-4285, CVE-2012-4289, CVE-2012-4290, CVE-2012-4291) This update also fixes the following bugs : - When Wireshark starts with the X11 protocol being tunneled through an SSH connection, it automatically prepares its capture filter to omit the SSH packets. If the SSH connection was to a link-local IPv6 address including an interface name (for example ssh -X [ipv6addr]%eth0), Wireshark parsed this address erroneously, constructed an incorrect capture filter and refused to capture packets. The 'Invalid capture filter' message was displayed. With this update, parsing of link-local IPv6 addresses is fixed and Wireshark correctly prepares a capture filter to omit SSH packets over a link-local IPv6 connection. - Previously, Wireshark's column editing dialog malformed column names when they were selected. With this update, the dialog is fixed and no longer breaks column names. - Previously, TShark, the console packet analyzer, did not properly analyze the exit code of Dumpcap, Wireshark's packet capturing back end. As a result, TShark returned exit code 0 when Dumpcap failed to parse its command-line arguments. In this update, TShark correctly propagates the Dumpcap exit code and returns a non-zero exit code when Dumpcap fails. - Previously, the TShark '-s' (snapshot length) option worked only for a value greater than 68 bytes. If a lower value was specified, TShark captured just 68 bytes of incoming packets. With this update, the '-s' option is fixed and sizes lower than 68 bytes work as expected. This update also adds the following enhancement : - In this update, support for the 'NetDump' protocol was added. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-31
    plugin id 63606
    published 2013-01-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63606
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20120423_WIRESHARK_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal. Several flaws were found in Wireshark. 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-2011-1590, CVE-2011-4102, CVE-2012-1595) Several denial of service flaws were 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-2011-1143, CVE-2011-1957, CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2174, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2597, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-0066) Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-31
    plugin id 61303
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61303
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_4_11.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark is 1.4.x before 1.4.11. This version is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - Errors exist in the parsers for '5views', 'i4b', 'iptrace', 'netmon2' and 'novell' packets that can lead to application crashes. (Issues #6663, 6666, 6667, 6668, 6669, 6670) - An unspecified error exists in the display processing of certain packets that can lead to a NULL pointer dereference. (Issue #6634) - A buffer overflow exists in the 'RLC' dissector. (Issue #6391)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 57538
    published 2012-01-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57538
    title Wireshark 1.4.x < 1.4.11 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2013-0125.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues, three bugs, and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. 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, previously known as Ethereal, is a network protocol analyzer. It is used to capture and browse the traffic running on a computer network. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Wireshark handled Endace ERF (Extensible Record Format) capture files. If Wireshark opened a specially crafted ERF capture file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2011-4102) Several denial of service flaws were 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-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2175, CVE-2011-2698, CVE-2012-0041, CVE-2012-0042, CVE-2012-0066, CVE-2012-0067, CVE-2012-4285, CVE-2012-4289, CVE-2012-4290, CVE-2012-4291) The CVE-2011-1958, CVE-2011-1959, CVE-2011-2175, and CVE-2011-4102 issues were discovered by Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team. This update also fixes the following bugs : * When Wireshark starts with the X11 protocol being tunneled through an SSH connection, it automatically prepares its capture filter to omit the SSH packets. If the SSH connection was to a link-local IPv6 address including an interface name (for example ssh -X [ipv6addr]%eth0), Wireshark parsed this address erroneously, constructed an incorrect capture filter and refused to capture packets. The 'Invalid capture filter' message was displayed. With this update, parsing of link-local IPv6 addresses is fixed and Wireshark correctly prepares a capture filter to omit SSH packets over a link-local IPv6 connection. (BZ#438473) * Previously, Wireshark's column editing dialog malformed column names when they were selected. With this update, the dialog is fixed and no longer breaks column names. (BZ#493693) * Previously, TShark, the console packet analyzer, did not properly analyze the exit code of Dumpcap, Wireshark's packet capturing back end. As a result, TShark returned exit code 0 when Dumpcap failed to parse its command-line arguments. In this update, TShark correctly propagates the Dumpcap exit code and returns a non-zero exit code when Dumpcap fails. (BZ#580510) * Previously, the TShark '-s' (snapshot length) option worked only for a value greater than 68 bytes. If a lower value was specified, TShark captured just 68 bytes of incoming packets. With this update, the '-s' option is fixed and sizes lower than 68 bytes work as expected. (BZ#580513) This update also adds the following enhancement : * In this update, support for the 'NetDump' protocol was added. (BZ#484999) All users of Wireshark are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add this enhancement. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 63408
    published 2013-01-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63408
    title RHEL 5 : wireshark (RHSA-2013:0125)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_6_5.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark is 1.6.x before 1.6.5. This version is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - Errors exist in the parsers for '5views', 'i4b', 'iptrace', 'netmon2' and 'novell' packets that can lead to application crashes. (Issues #6663, 6666, 6667, 6668, 6669, 6670) - An unspecified error exists in the display processing of certain packets that can lead to a NULL pointer dereference. (Issue #6634) - A buffer overflow exists in the 'RLC' dissector. (Issue #6391)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 57539
    published 2012-01-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57539
    title Wireshark 1.6.x < 1.6.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
oval via4
accepted 2013-08-19T04:01:07.498-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • 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 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 does not properly perform certain string conversions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted packet, related to epan/to_str.c.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15368
status accepted
submitted 2012-04-12T08:48:06.747-04:00
title String conversion vulnerability in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5
version 7
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2013:0125
rpms
  • wireshark-0:1.2.15-2.el6_2.1
  • wireshark-devel-0:1.2.15-2.el6_2.1
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.2.15-2.el6_2.1
  • wireshark-0:1.0.15-5.el5
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.0.15-5.el5
refmap via4
confirm
gentoo GLSA-201308-05
mlist [oss-security] 20120111 Re: CVE request: Wireshark multiple vulnerabilities
sectrack 1026507
secunia
  • 47494
  • 48947
  • 54425
Last major update 02-12-2015 - 12:07
Published 11-04-2012 - 06:39
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:34
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