ID CVE-2012-4294
Summary Buffer overflow in the channelised_fill_sdh_g707_format function in epan/dissectors/packet-erf.c in the ERF dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large speed (aka rate) value.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Wireshark 1.8.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.8.0
  • Wireshark 1.8.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.8.1
  • Sun SunOS (Solaris 11) 5.11
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:sunos:5.11
CVSS
Base: 5.8 (as of 02-12-2015 - 10:52)
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_2012-11981.NASL
    description Upgrade to wireshark 1.8.2 The following vulnerabilities have been fixed. wnpa-sec-2012-13:The DCP ETSI dissector could trigger a zero division. wnpa-sec-2012-14: The MongoDB dissector could go into a large loop. wnpa-sec-2012-15: The XTP dissector could go into an infinite loop. wnpa-sec-2012-16: The ERF dissector could overflow a buffer. wnpa-sec-2012-17: AFP dissector could go into a large loop. wnpa-sec-2012-18: RTPS2 dissector could overflow a buffer. wnpa-sec-2012-19: GSM RLC MAC dissector could overflow a buffer. wnpa-sec-2012-20: CIP dissector could exhaust system memory. wnpa-sec-2012-21: STUN dissector could crash. wnpa-sec-2012-22: EtherCAT Mailbox dissector could abort. wnpa-sec-2012-23: CTDB dissector could go into a large loop. wnpa-sec-2012-24: pcap-ng file parser could trigger a zero division. wnpa-sec-2012-25: Ixia IxVeriWave file parser could overflow a buffer. See http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.8.2.html for details. 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 62131
    published 2012-09-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62131
    title Fedora 18 : wireshark-1.8.2-1.fc18 (2012-11981)
  • 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 FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_4CDFE875E8D611E1BEA0002354ED89BC.NASL
    description Wireshark reports : It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. It may be possible to make Wireshark consume excessive CPU resources by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. The PPP dissector could crash. The NFS dissector could use excessive amounts of CPU. The DCP ETSI dissector could trigger a zero division. The MongoDB dissector could go into a large loop. The XTP dissector could go into an infinite loop. The ERF dissector could overflow a buffer. The AFP dissector could go into a large loop. The RTPS2 dissector could overflow a buffer. The GSM RLC MAC dissector could overflow a buffer. The CIP dissector could exhaust system memory. The STUN dissector could crash. The EtherCAT Mailbox dissector could abort. The CTDB dissector could go into a large loop. The pcap-ng file parser could trigger a zero division. The Ixia IxVeriWave file parser could overflow a buffer.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-21
    plugin id 61588
    published 2012-08-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61588
    title FreeBSD : Wireshark -- Multiple vulnerabilities (4cdfe875-e8d6-11e1-bea0-002354ed89bc)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2012-540.NASL
    description Wireshark was updated to 1.8.2 : - The DCP ETSI dissector could trigger a zero division. (wnpa-sec-2012-13 CVE-2012-4285) - The MongoDB dissector could go into a large loop. (wnpa-sec-2012-14 CVE-2012-4287) - The XTP dissector could go into an infinite loop. (wnpa-sec-2012-15 CVE-2012-4288) - The ERF dissector could overflow a buffer. (wnpa-sec-2012-16 CVE-2012-4294 CVE-2012-4295) - The AFP dissector could go into a large loop. (wnpa-sec-2012-17 CVE-2012-4289) - The RTPS2 dissector could overflow a buffer. (wnpa-sec-2012-18 CVE-2012-4296) - The GSM RLC MAC dissector could overflow a buffer. (wnpa-sec-2012-19 CVE-2012-4297) - The CIP dissector could exhaust system memory. (wnpa-sec-2012-20 CVE-2012-4291) - The STUN dissector could crash. (wnpa-sec-2012-21 CVE-2012-4292) - The EtherCAT Mailbox dissector could abort. (wnpa-sec-2012-22 CVE-2012-4293) - The CTDB dissector could go into a large loop. (wnpa-sec-2012-23 CVE-2012-4290) - The pcap-ng file parser could trigger a zero division. (wnpa-sec-2012-24 CVE-2012-4286) - The Ixia IxVeriWave file parser could overflow a buffer. (wnpa-sec-2012-25 CVE-2012-4298) Further bug fixes and updated protocol support as listed in: http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.8.2.h tml
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 74732
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74732
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2012:1067-1)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_8_2.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark is 1.8.x before 1.8.2. This version is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - The 'DCP ETSI' dissector and 'pcap-ng' parser can attempt a divide by zero operation leading to an application crash. (CVE-2012-4285, CVE-2012-4286) - The 'MongoDB', 'XTP', 'AFP', and 'CTDB' dissectors can be caused to large or infinite loops. (CVE-2012-4287, CVE-2012-4288, CVE-2012-4289, CVE-2012-4290) - The 'CIP' dissector can be caused to exhaust system memory. (CVE-2012-4291) - The 'STUN' dissector can be caused to crash. (CVE-2012-4292) - The 'EtherCAT Mailbox' dissector can be caused to abort. (CVE-2012-4293) - A buffer overflow exists related to the 'ERF', 'RTPS2' and 'GSM RLC MAC' dissectors. (CVE-2012-4294, CVE-2012-4295, CVE-2012-4296, CVE-2012-4297) - A file parsing error related to 'Ixia IxVeriWave' processing can allow a buffer overflow. (CVE-2012-4298)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 61573
    published 2012-08-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61573
    title Wireshark 1.8.x < 1.8.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS11_WIRESHARK_20121120.NASL
    description The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates : - The dissect_pft function in epan/dissectors/packet-dcp-etsi.c in the DCP ETSI dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and application crash) via a zero-length message. (CVE-2012-4285) - The pcapng_read_packet_block function in wiretap/pcapng.c in the pcap-ng file parser in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and application crash) via a crafted pcap-ng file. (CVE-2012-4286) - epan/dissectors/packet-mongo.c in the MongoDB dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loop and CPU consumption) via a small value for a BSON document length. (CVE-2012-4287) - Integer overflow in the dissect_xtp_ecntl function in epan/dissectors/ packet-xtp.c in the XTP dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loop or application crash) via a large value for a span length. (CVE-2012-4288) - epan/dissectors/packet-afp.c in the AFP dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loop and CPU consumption) via a large number of ACL entries. (CVE-2012-4289) - The CTDB dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loop and CPU consumption) via a malformed packet. (CVE-2012-4290) - The CIP dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a malformed packet. (CVE-2012-4291) - The dissect_stun_message function in epan/dissectors/packet-stun.c in the STUN dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 does not properly interact with key-destruction behavior in a certain tree library, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet. (CVE-2012-4292) - plugins/ethercat/packet-ecatmb.c in the EtherCAT Mailbox dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 does not properly handle certain integer fields, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application exit) via a malformed packet. (CVE-2012-4293) - Buffer overflow in the channelised_fill_sdh_g707_format function in epan/ dissectors/packet-erf.c in the ERF dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large speed (aka rate) value. (CVE-2012-4294) - Array index error in the channelised_fill_sdh_g707_format function in epan/ dissectors/packet-erf.c in the ERF dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted speed (aka rate) value. (CVE-2012-4295) - Buffer overflow in epan/dissectors/packet-rtps2.c in the RTPS2 dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a malformed packet. (CVE-2012-4296) - Buffer overflow in the dissect_gsm_rlcmac_downlink function in epan/dissectors/ packet-gsm_rlcmac.c in the GSM RLC MAC dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.10 and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed packet. (CVE-2012-4297) - Integer signedness error in the vwr_read_rec_data_ethernet function in wiretap/ vwr.c in the Ixia IxVeriWave file parser in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted packet-trace file that triggers a buffer overflow. (CVE-2012-4298)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 80804
    published 2015-01-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80804
    title Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : wireshark (multiple_vulnerabilities_in_wireshark3)
oval via4
accepted 2013-08-19T04:01:15.283-04:00
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 channelised_fill_sdh_g707_format function in epan/dissectors/packet-erf.c in the ERF dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large speed (aka rate) value.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15673
status accepted
submitted 2012-08-17T09:36:38.717-04:00
title Buffer overflow in the channelised_fill_sdh_g707_format function in epan/dissectors/packet-erf.c in the ERF dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2
version 7
refmap via4
bid 55035
confirm
gentoo GLSA-201308-05
secunia
  • 50276
  • 51363
  • 54425
suse openSUSE-SU-2012:1067
Last major update 02-12-2015 - 12:28
Published 16-08-2012 - 06:38
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:35
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