CVE-2017-6014

HIGH
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Description

In Wireshark 2.2.4 and earlier, a crafted or malformed STANAG 4607 capture file will cause an infinite loop and memory exhaustion. If the packet size field in a packet header is null, the offset to read from will not advance, causing continuous attempts to read the same zero length packet. This will quickly exhaust all system memory.

References

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3811

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96284

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=13416

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-12

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-02-17

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-835

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.8

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.2.4 (inclusive)

Configuration 2

OR

cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (8 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
120757Fedora 28 : 1:wireshark (2018-bfdad62cd6)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
108674Fedora 27 : 1:wireshark (2018-cdf3f8e8b0)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
100655GLSA-201706-12 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
100539SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2017:1442-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
100008Fedora 25 : wireshark (2017-4373306257)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
99991SUSE SLES11 Security Update : wireshark (SUSE-SU-2017:1174-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
97800Debian DSA-3811-1 : wireshark - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
97231Debian DLA-826-1 : wireshark security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high