Wireshark 2.0.0/2.0.1 IEEE 802.11 Dissector packet-ieee80211.c memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Wireshark 2.0.0/2.0.1 (Packet Analyzer Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown function of the file epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c of the component IEEE 802.11 Dissector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software 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 summary by CVE is:

epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c in the IEEE 802.11 dissector in Wireshark 2.x before 2.0.2 mishandles the Grouping subfield, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted packet.

The weakness was shared 05/01/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at wireshark.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-4416 since 04/30/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 89104 (Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities), 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 l.

Upgrading to version 2.0.2 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 vulnerability database at Tenable (89104). The entries 83068, 83072 and 83073 are related to this item.





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

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 89104
Nessus Name: Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 831329
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Multiple Denial-of-Service Vulnerabilities March16 (Mac OS X)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Wireshark 2.0.2


02/26/2016 🔍
03/03/2016 +6 days 🔍
04/30/2016 +58 days 🔍
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05/01/2016 +1 days 🔍
05/01/2016 +0 days 🔍
07/27/2022 +2278 days 🔍


Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: wireshark.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-4416 (🔍)
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Created: 05/01/2016 10:37 PM
Updated: 07/27/2022 02:41 PM
Changes: 05/01/2016 10:37 PM (70), 11/04/2018 08:48 AM (2), 07/27/2022 02:41 PM (4)
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