Wireshark up to 2.2.7 AMQP Dissector packet-amqp.c Packet input validation

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Wireshark (Packet Analyzer Software). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the file epan/dissectors/packet-amqp.c of the component AMQP Dissector. The manipulation as part of a Packet leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

In Wireshark 2.2.0 to 2.2.7 and 2.0.0 to 2.0.13, the AMQP dissector could crash. This was addressed in epan/dissectors/packet-amqp.c by checking for successful list dissection.

The bug was discovered 07/18/2017. The weakness was presented 07/18/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at wireshark.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-11408 since 07/17/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101897 (Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.14 / 2.2.x < 2.2.8 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 170219 (OpenSUSE Security Update for Wireshark (openSUSE-SU-2017:1958-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (101897).






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Class: Input validation

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Nessus ID: 101897
Nessus Name: Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.14 / 2.2.x < 2.2.8 Multiple DoS (macOS)
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OpenVAS ID: 803068
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Multiple DoS Vulnerabilities Jul17 (Windows)
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Patch: a102c172b0b2fe231fdb49f4f6694603f5b93b0c


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Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: DLA 1226-1
Researcher: Peter Wu
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-11408 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1038966
SecurityFocus: 99894 - Wireshark AMQP Dissector CVE-2017-11408 Denial of Service Vulnerability


Created: 07/19/2017 09:34 AM
Updated: 12/13/2022 09:00 AM
Changes: 07/19/2017 09:34 AM (79), 02/07/2020 08:14 AM (5), 01/01/2021 07:19 PM (3), 12/13/2022 09:00 AM (5)
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