Wireshark / Ethereal < 1.2.11 / 1.0.16 Path Subversion Arbitrary DLL Injection Code Execution

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains an application that allows arbitrary
code execution.

Description :

The installed version of Wireshark or Ethereal is 1.2.0 - 1.2.10 or
0.8.4 - 1.0.15. Such versions are affected by the following
vulnerability :

- The application uses a fixed path to look for specific
files or libraries, such as for 'airpcap.dll', and this
path includes directories that may not be trusted or
under user control. If a malicious DLL with the same
name as a required DLL is located in the application's
current working directory, the malicious DLL will be
loaded. (Bug 5133)

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.11 / 1.0.16 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 48943 ()

Bugtraq ID: 42630

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3133

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