VDB-76766 · CVE-2015-4651 · BID 75317

Wireshark up to 1.12.5 WCCP Dissector packet-wccp.c dissect_wccp2r1_address_table_info resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Wireshark up to 1.12.5 (Packet Analyzer Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is the function dissect_wccp2r1_address_table_info of the file epan/dissectors/packet-wccp.c of the component WCCP Dissector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

The dissect_wccp2r1_address_table_info function in epan/dissectors/packet-wccp.c in the WCCP dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.6 does not properly determine whether enough memory is available for storing IP address strings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted packet.

The weakness was released 07/22/2015 with Wireshark (Website). The advisory is available at code.wireshark.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-4651 since 06/18/2015. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84350 (Debian DSA-3294-1 : wireshark - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124189 (Solaris 11.3 Support Repository Update (SRU) 1.5.0 Missing).

Upgrading to version 1.12.6 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (84350). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 76767, 77418, 77419 and 77420.






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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 84350
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3294-1 : wireshark - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703294
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3294-1 (wireshark - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Wireshark 1.12.6
Patch: 524ed1df6e6126cd63ba419ccb82c83636d77ee4


06/17/2015 🔍
06/18/2015 +1 days 🔍
07/21/2015 +33 days 🔍
07/22/2015 +1 days 🔍
07/22/2015 +0 days 🔍
06/03/2022 +2508 days 🔍


Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: code.wireshark.org
Organization: Wireshark
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-4651 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1032662
SecurityFocus: 75317 - Wireshark WCP Dissector 'epan/dissectors/usb.c' Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 07/22/2015 11:10 AM
Updated: 06/03/2022 01:59 PM
Changes: 07/22/2015 11:10 AM (55), 07/10/2017 09:10 AM (13), 06/03/2022 01:53 PM (5), 06/03/2022 01:59 PM (1)
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