VDB-83070 · CVE-2016-4417 · OpenVAS 64821

Wireshark up to 1.12.9/2.0.1 GSM A-bis OML Dissector packet-gsm_abis_oml.c memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Wireshark up to 1.12.9/2.0.1 (Packet Analyzer Software). Affected is an unknown functionality of the file epan/dissectors/packet-gsm_abis_oml.c of the component GSM A-bis OML Dissector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was published 05/01/2016 (Website). The advisory is available at wireshark.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-4417 since 04/30/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 89878 (Debian DSA-3516-1 : 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 and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 1.12.10 or 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 (89878). Similar entries are available at 83071 and 83074.






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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 89878
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3516-1 : wireshark - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 64821
OpenVAS Name: Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities March16 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Wireshark 1.12.10/2.0.2


03/13/2016 🔍
03/14/2016 +1 days 🔍
04/30/2016 +47 days 🔍
04/30/2016 +0 days 🔍
05/01/2016 +1 days 🔍
05/01/2016 +0 days 🔍
11/04/2018 +917 days 🔍


Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: wireshark.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-4417 (🔍)
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Created: 05/01/2016 10:37 PM
Updated: 11/04/2018 08:48 AM
Changes: 05/01/2016 10:37 PM (61), 11/04/2018 08:48 AM (11)
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