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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-0538

Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.14, 1.4.0 through 1.4.3, and 1.5.0 frees an uninitialized pointer during processing of a .pcap file in the pcap-ng format, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a malformed file.
Publish Date : 2011-02-08 Last Update Date : 2017-09-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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) Denial Of ServiceOverflowMemory corruption
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2011-02-03 2011-02-03
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2011-0538 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0369 -- wireshark security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27893 unix
DSA-2201-1 wireshark - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18399 unix
ELSA-2011:0369: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22896 unix
ELSA-2011:0370: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23150 unix
RHSA-2011:0369: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21869 unix
RHSA-2011:0369: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110369 unix
RHSA-2011:0370: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21771 unix
RHSA-2011:0370: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110370 unix
Vulnerability in pcap-ng processing in Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.14, 1.4.0 through 1.4.3, and 1.5.0 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14605 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-2011-0538

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wireshark Wireshark 20

- References For CVE-2011-0538 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2011-0719
VUPEN ADV-2011-0626
SECTRACK 1025148
BID 46167 Wireshark '.pcap' File Memory Corruption Vulnerability Release Date:2015-02-28
VUPEN ADV-2011-0622
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0370
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0369
MLIST [oss-security] 20110204 Wireshark: Freeing uninitialized pointer
XF wireshark-pcap-code-execution(65182)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-0538

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