VDB-115692 · CVE-2018-9266 · Qualys 171035

Wireshark up to 2.4.5 packet-isup.c Packet resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Wireshark (Packet Analyzer Software). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown part of the file epan/dissectors/packet-isup.c. The manipulation as part of a Packet leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

In Wireshark 2.4.0 to 2.4.5 and 2.2.0 to 2.2.13, epan/dissectors/packet-isup.c has a memory leak.

The bug was discovered 04/03/2018. The weakness was disclosed 04/04/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at bugs.wireshark.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-9266 since 04/04/2018. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 109197 (SUSE SLES11 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2018:0980-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 171035 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for wireshark (SUSE-SU-2018:0981-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (109197).






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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

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Nessus ID: 109197
Nessus Name: SUSE SLES11 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2018:0980-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 55044
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Apr18 (Mac OS X)
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Patch: 9d3714e767cb104dcfa1647935fa5960b16bb8e1


04/03/2018 🔍
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04/19/2018 +15 days 🔍
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02/26/2023 +1773 days 🔍


Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: bugs.wireshark.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-9266 (🔍)


Created: 04/04/2018 04:05 PM
Updated: 02/26/2023 04:13 PM
Changes: 04/04/2018 04:05 PM (73), 01/21/2020 11:55 AM (3), 02/26/2023 04:13 PM (5)
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