Vulnerability Details

Wireshark Multiple Denial-of-Service Vulnerabilities March16 (Mac OS X)

Published: 2016-03-03 07:52:15
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

This host is installed with Wireshark and is prone to multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Multiple flaws exist due to, - The 'dissect_nhdr_extopt' function in 'epan/dissectors/packet-lbmc.c' script in the LBMC dissector does not validate length values. - The 'wiretap/nettrace_3gpp_32_423.c' script in the 3GPP TS 32.423 Trace file parser does not ensure that a '\0' character is present at the end of certain strings. - The 'epan/dissectors/packet-hiqnet.c' script in the HiQnet dissector does not validate the data type. - The 'epan/dissectors/packet-x509af.c' script in the X.509AF dissector mishandles the algorithm ID. - 'epan/dissectors/packet-http2.c' script in the HTTP/2 dissector does not limit the amount of header data. - The 'dissect_ber_constrained_bitstring' function in 'epan/dissectors/packet-ber.c' script in the ASN.1 BER dissector does not verify that a certain length is nonzero. - A heap-based buffer overflow error in 'wiretap/vwr.c' script in the Ixia IxVeriWave file parser. - An error in NFS dissector. - 'epan/dissectors/packet-spice.c' script in the SPICE dissector in mishandles capability data. - 'epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c' script in the IEEE 802.11 dissector mishandles the Grouping subfield.

Successful exploitation will allow remote attackers to conduct denial of service attack.

Affected Versions:
Wireshark version 2.0.x before 2.0.2 on Mac OS X

Upgrade to Wireshark version 2.0.2 or later.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Denial of Service

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