Wireshark up to 2.4.5 TCP Dissector packet-tcp.c Packet input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Wireshark up to 2.4.5 (Packet Analyzer Software). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the file epan/dissectors/packet-tcp.c of the component TCP 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 bug was discovered 04/03/2018. The weakness was shared 04/04/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at bugs.wireshark.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2018-9258 since 04/04/2018. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 108885 (Wireshark 2.2.x < 2.2.14 / 2.4.x < 2.4.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370862 (Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities (wnpa-sec-2018-15 to wnpa-sec-2018-24)).

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 (108885). The entries 102549 and 115683 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.8

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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 108885
Nessus Name: Wireshark 2.2.x < 2.2.14 / 2.4.x < 2.4.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 60447
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities -01 Apr18 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: 2d4695de1477df60b0188fd581c0c279db601978


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Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: DLA 1388-1
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-9258 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 99085

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Created: 04/04/2018 04:03 PM
Updated: 02/26/2023 03:24 PM
Changes: 04/04/2018 04:03 PM (71), 01/21/2020 11:05 AM (4), 02/08/2021 12:03 PM (4), 02/26/2023 03:24 PM (5)
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