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

High Nessus Plugin ID 48943


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


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)


Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.2.11 / 1.0.16 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48943

File Name: wireshark_1_2_11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/08/31

Modified: 2013/03/21

Dependencies: 34112

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark

Required KB Items: SMB/Wireshark/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/24

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3133

BID: 42630

OSVDB: 67504

EDB-ID: 14721