Wireshark 2.6.0 IEEE 802.11 Protocol Dissector dot11decrypt.c Dot11DecryptTDLSDeriveKey memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Wireshark 2.6.0 (Packet Analyzer Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is the function Dot11DecryptTDLSDeriveKey of the file epan/crypt/dot11decrypt.c of the component IEEE 802.11 Protocol Dissector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 05/22/2018. The weakness was presented 05/22/2018 as Bug 14686 as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at bugs.wireshark.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-11361 since 05/21/2018. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 110328 (Fedora 27 : 1:wireshark (2018-d1cfa444d2)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 171605 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for wireshark (SUSE-SU-2018:2891-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (110328). See 111209, 118081, 118082 and 118083 for similar entries.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 110328
Nessus Name: Fedora 27 : 1:wireshark (2018-d1cfa444d2)
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OpenVAS ID: 54636
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Security Updates (wnpa-sec-2018-32_wnpa-sec-2018-27_wnpa-sec-2018-26) (MACOSX)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: 1b52f9929238ce3948ec924ae4f9456b5e9df558


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Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: Bug 14686
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-11361 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1041036
SecurityFocus: 104308 - Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Created: 05/23/2018 08:54 AM
Updated: 03/14/2023 05:21 PM
Changes: 05/23/2018 08:54 AM (77), 02/08/2020 07:25 AM (6), 03/14/2023 05:21 PM (6)
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