ID CVE-2012-0043
Summary 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.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • 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
  • 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
CVSS
Base: 5.8 (as of 02-12-2015 - 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
ADJACENT_NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL 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 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 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 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 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 2013-08-19T04:01:06.843-04:00
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 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.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15324
status accepted
submitted 2012-04-12T08:48:06.747-04:00
title RLC dissector vulnerability in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5
version 7
refmap via4
confirm
gentoo GLSA-201308-05
mlist [oss-security] 20120111 Re: CVE request: Wireshark multiple vulnerabilities
sectrack 1026508
secunia
  • 47494
  • 54425
Last major update 02-12-2015 - 12:10
Published 11-04-2012 - 06:39
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:34
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