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

High Nessus Plugin ID 48943

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VPR Score: 7.4


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: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/08/31

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 34112

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

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

EDB-ID: 14721