ID CVE-2012-1594
Summary epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c in the IEEE 802.11 dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted packet.
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
  • Wireshark 1.6.5
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.6.5
CVSS
Base: 3.3 (as of 11-04-2012 - 14:35)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
ADJACENT_NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS11_WIRESHARK_20120626.NASL
    description The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates : - epan/dissectors/packet-ansi_a.c in the ANSI A dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.12 and 1.6.x before 1.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a malformed packet. (CVE-2012-1593) - epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c in the IEEE 802.11 dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted packet. (CVE-2012-1594) - The pcap_process_pseudo_header function in wiretap/pcap-common.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.12 and 1.6.x before 1.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a WTAP_ENCAP_ERF file containing an Extension or Multi-Channel header with an invalid pseudoheader size, related to the pcap and pcap-ng file parsers. (CVE-2012-1595) - The mp2t_process_fragmented_payload function in epan/dissectors/packet-mp2t.c in the MP2T dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.12 and 1.6.x before 1.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a packet containing an invalid pointer value that triggers an incorrect memory-allocation attempt. (CVE-2012-1596)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 80802
    published 2015-01-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80802
    title Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : wireshark (multiple_vulnerabilities_in_wireshark)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_4_12.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark is 1.4.x before 1.4.12. This version is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An error exists in the pcap and pcap-ng parsers that can allow them to crash when reading 'ERF' data. (Issue 6804) - An error exists in the 'ANSI A' dissector that can allow it to crash after dereferencing a NULL pointer. (Issue 6823) - An error exists in the 'MP2T' dissector that can allow it to allocate too much memory thus, resulting in crashes. (Issue 6833)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 58517
    published 2012-03-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58517
    title Wireshark 1.4.x < 1.4.12 Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_6_6.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark is 1.6.x before 1.6.6. This version is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An error exists in the pcap and pcap-ng parsers that can allow them to crash when reading 'ERF' data. (Issue 6804) - An error exists in the IEEE 802.11 dissector that can cause it to go into an infinite loop. (Issue 6809) - An error exists in the 'ANSI A' dissector that can allow it to crash after dereferencing a NULL pointer. (Issue 6823) - An error exists in the 'MP2T' dissector that can allow it to allocate too much memory thus resulting in crashes. (Issue 6833)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 58518
    published 2012-03-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58518
    title Wireshark 1.6.x < 1.6.6 Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2012-5243.NASL
    description The following vulnerabilities have been fixed. wnpa-sec-2012-04: The ANSI A dissector could dereference a NULL pointer and crash. (Bug 6823) wnpa-sec-2012-06: The pcap and pcap-ng file parsers could crash trying to read ERF data. (Bug 6804) wnpa-sec-2012-07: The MP2T dissector could try to allocate too much memory and crash. (Bug 6833) 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 2018-11-28
    plugin id 58782
    published 2012-04-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58782
    title Fedora 16 : wireshark-1.6.6-1.fc16 (2012-5243)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2012-042.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities was found and corrected in Wireshark : - The ANSI A dissector could dereference a NULL pointer and crash. - The IEEE 802.11 dissector could go into an infinite loop. - The pcap and pcap-ng file parsers could crash trying to read ERF data. - The MP2T dissector could try to allocate too much memory and crash. This advisory provides the latest version of Wireshark (1.6.6) which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 61947
    published 2012-09-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61947
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2012:042)
oval via4
accepted 2013-08-19T04:01:04.946-04:00
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 epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c in the IEEE 802.11 dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted packet.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15244
status accepted
submitted 2012-04-12T08:48:06.747-04:00
title IEEE 802.11 dissector vulnerability in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.6
version 7
refmap via4
bid 52738
confirm
fedora FEDORA-2012-5243
mlist [oss-security] 20120328 Re: CVE Request: Multiple wireshark security flaws resolved in 1.4.12 and 1.6.6
sectrack 1026874
secunia 48548
xf wireshark-ieee-dos(74362)
Last major update 06-11-2012 - 00:09
Published 11-04-2012 - 06:39
Last modified 28-12-2017 - 21:29
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