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 :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919712(VS.85).aspx
http://www.acrossecurity.com/aspr/ASPR-2010-08-18-1-PUB.txt
http://blog.rapid7.com/?p=5325
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5133
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2010-09.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2010-10.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.11 / 1.0.16 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 48943 ()

Bugtraq ID: 42630

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3133

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