VDB-101897 · CVE-2017-9346 · BID 98799

Wireshark up to 2.2.6 SoulSeek Dissector packet-slsk.c infinite loop

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A vulnerability was found in Wireshark (Packet Analyzer Software). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown code block of the file epan/dissectors/packet-slsk.c of the component SoulSeek Dissector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-835. The program contains an iteration or loop with an exit condition that cannot be reached, i.e., an infinite loop. Impacted is availability.

The bug was discovered 06/01/2017. The weakness was disclosed 06/02/2017 by OSS-Fuzz (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-9346. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 100670 (Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.13 / 2.2.x < 2.2.7 Multiple DoS (macOS)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370421 (Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities (wnpa-sec-2017-22 to wnpa-sec-2017-33)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (100670). The entries 101894, 101895, 101896 and 101898 are pretty similar.





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CPE 2.3info

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Class: Infinite loop
CWE: CWE-835 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 100670
Nessus Name: Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.13 / 2.2.x < 2.2.7 Multiple DoS (macOS)
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OpenVAS ID: 802978
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Multiple Denial-of-Service Vulnerabilities-01 June17 (Windows)
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Patch: 6c0bd15bd46a95c5b7dce02fe23c594429bb6c7e


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Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: OSS-Fuzz Project. (OSS-Fuzz)
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-9346 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1038612
SecurityFocus: 98799 - Wireshark 'epan/dissectors/packet-slsk.c' Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 06/02/2017 02:34 PM
Updated: 12/07/2022 02:44 PM
Changes: 06/02/2017 02:34 PM (74), 10/15/2019 10:42 AM (5), 10/04/2020 10:33 AM (1), 12/26/2020 07:44 AM (3), 12/07/2022 02:44 PM (4)
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