wnpa-sec-2010-09 · DLL hijacking vulnerability in Wireshark


Name: DLL hijacking vulnerability in Wireshark

Docid: wnpa-sec-2010-09

Date: August 30, 2010

Affected versions: 0.8.4 up to and including 1.0.15

Fixed versions: 1.0.16



Wireshark 1.0.16 fixes the following vulnerability:

  • Wireshark is vulnerable to DLL hijacking as described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637. This problem is fully fixed on Windows XP SP1 and later. It is partially fixed on Windows 2000 and XP without service packs. We expect to address those platforms in future releases. If you are running Wireshark on Windows 2000 or XP we recommend that you only open capture files within Wireshark. (Bug 5133)
    Versions affected: 0.8.4 to 1.0.15, 1.2.0 to 1.2.10 CVE-2010-3133


It may be possible to make Wireshark to run hostile code by placing a specially-coded DLL in the same directory as a capture file.


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.0.16 or later.