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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-4298

Integer signedness error in the vwr_read_rec_data_ethernet function in wiretap/vwr.c in the Ixia IxVeriWave file parser in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted packet-trace file that triggers a buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2012-08-16 Last Update Date : 2014-09-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.4
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Integer signedness error in the vwr_read_rec_data_ethernet function in wiretap/vwr.c in the Ixia IxVeriWave file parser ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15777 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-4298

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wireshark Wireshark 2

- References For CVE-2012-4298

http://secunia.com/advisories/54425
SECUNIA 54425
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7533 CONFIRM
https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/multiple_vulnerabilities_in_wireshark3 CONFIRM
http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?revision=44075&view=revision CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/51363
SECUNIA 51363
http://secunia.com/advisories/50276
SECUNIA 50276
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-25.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55035
BID 55035 Wireshark Versions Prior to 1.8.2 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2013-12-02
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201308-05.xml
GENTOO GLSA-201308-05
http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/trunk/wiretap/vwr.c?r1=44075&r2=44074&pathrev=44075 CONFIRM
https://hermes.opensuse.org/messages/15514562
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1067

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4298

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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