Wireshark up to 2.0.0 PPI Dissector packet-ppi.c dissect_ppi input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Wireshark up to 2.0.0 (Packet Analyzer Software). This affects the function dissect_ppi of the file epan/dissectors/packet-ppi.c of the component PPI Dissector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was published 01/04/2016 by Mateusz Jurczyk (Website). The advisory is shared at code.wireshark.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-8741 since 01/03/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. 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 87825 (Wireshark 2.0.0 Multiple DoS), 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 local.

Upgrading to version 2.0.1 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 databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-55621) and Tenable (87825). Similar entries are available at 80078, 80079, 80080 and 80081.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 87825
Nessus Name: Wireshark 2.0.0 Multiple DoS
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OpenVAS ID: 802978
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Multiple Denial-of-Service Vulnerabilities-01 January16 (Windows)
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Upgrade: Wireshark 2.0.1
Patch: 2290eba5cb25f927f9142680193ac1158d35506e


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Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: code.wireshark.org
Researcher: Mateusz Jurczyk
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8741 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034551
Vulnerability Center: 55621 - Wireshark 2.0.0 Remote DoS in PPI Dissector - CVE-2015-8741, Medium
SecurityFocus: 79815 - Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Created: 01/05/2016 08:32 AM
Updated: 07/02/2022 01:17 PM
Changes: 01/05/2016 08:32 AM (68), 06/21/2018 08:52 AM (16), 07/02/2022 01:11 PM (6), 07/02/2022 01:17 PM (1)
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