Wireshark 2.0.0/2.0.1 X.509AF Dissector packet-x509af.c input validation

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Wireshark 2.0.0/2.0.1 (Packet Analyzer Software). This affects an unknown code of the file epan/dissectors/packet-x509af.c of the component X.509AF 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 shared 02/28/2016 by Mateusz Jurczyk with Wireshark (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at code.wireshark.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-2524 since 02/19/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 89048 (FreeBSD : wireshark -- multiple vulnerabilities (45117749-df55-11e5-b2bd-002590263bf5)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124753 (Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities (wnpa-sec-2016-01 to wnpa-sec-2016-18)).

Upgrading to version 2.0.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (111111) and Tenable (89048). The entries 81096, 81097, 81098 and 81100 are related to this item.






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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 89048
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : wireshark -- multiple vulnerabilities (45117749-df55-11e5-b2bd-002590263bf5)
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OpenVAS ID: 803330
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Multiple Denial-of-Service Vulnerabilities March16 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Wireshark 2.0.2
Patch: 5a8020a1b6bb73fcb8bb7eb7d53177bc8a9fc703


02/19/2016 🔍
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02/27/2016 +1 days 🔍
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Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: code.wireshark.org
Researcher: Mateusz Jurczyk
Organization: Wireshark
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-2524 (🔍)
X-Force: 111111 - Wireshark X.509AF denial of service
SecurityTracker: 1035118
Vulnerability Center: 56938 - Wireshark 2.0.0-2.0.1 Remote DoS in X.509AF Dissector - CVE-2016-2524, Medium
SecurityFocus: 83580 - Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Created: 02/28/2016 09:35 PM
Updated: 07/08/2022 02:53 PM
Changes: 02/28/2016 09:35 PM (66), 08/25/2018 11:20 AM (25), 07/08/2022 02:53 PM (6)
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