CVE-2016-4078 Detail

Current Description

The IEEE 802.11 dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.11 and 2.0.x before 2.0.3 does not properly restrict element lists, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (deep recursion and application crash) via a crafted packet, related to epan/dissectors/packet-capwap.c and epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjul2016-3090568.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035685
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2016-21.html Vendor Advisory 
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11824
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12187
https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=commit;h=e2745d741ec11f395d41c0aafa24df9dec136399

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4078
NVD Published Date:
04/25/2016
NVD Last Modified:
12/02/2016
Source:
MITRE