CVE-2016-2521

high
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Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the WiresharkApplication class in ui/qt/wireshark_application.cpp in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.10 and 2.0.x before 2.0.2 on Windows allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse riched20.dll.dll file in the current working directory, related to use of QLibrary.

References

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjul2016-3090568.html

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035118

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2016-01.html

https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=commit;h=4a79cf2e1ab056faaddd252aa56520435b318a56

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

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-02-28

Updated: 2017-09-08

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (5 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
90744GLSA-201604-05 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
89104Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.2 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
high
89103Wireshark 1.12.x < 1.12.10 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
high
89102Wireshark 2.0.x < 2.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high
89101Wireshark 1.12.x < 1.12.10 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high