CVE-2015-8726

medium
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Description

wiretap/vwr.c in the VeriWave file parser in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.9 and 2.0.x before 2.0.1 does not validate certain signature and Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) via a crafted file.

References

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3505

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjan2016-2867206.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/79382

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034551

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-44.html

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11789

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11791

https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=commit;h=185911de7d337246044c8e99da2f5b4bac74c0d5

https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=commit;h=b8fa3d463c1bdd9b84c897441e7a5c8ad1f0f292

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201604-05

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-01-04

Updated: 2016-12-07

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (7 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
90744GLSA-201604-05 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
89695Debian DSA-3505-1 : wireshark - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
medium
87912SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2016:0110-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
87911SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2016:0109-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
87833openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (openSUSE-2016-12)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
87825Wireshark 2.0.0 Multiple DoSNessusWindows
medium
87824Wireshark 1.12.x < 1.12.9 Multiple DoSNessusWindows
medium