wnpa-sec-2016-01 · DLL hijacking vulnerability in Wireshark

Summary

Name: DLL hijacking vulnerability in Wireshark

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-01

Date: February 26, 2016

Affected versions: 2.0.0 to 2.0.1, 1.12.0 to 1.12.9

Fixed versions: 2.0.2, 1.12.10

References:
CVE-2016-2521

Details

Description

Wireshark is vulnerable to DLL hijacking as described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637. Discovered by Behzad Najjarpour Jabbari, Secunia Research at Flexera Software.

Impact

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.

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 2.0.2, 1.12.10 or later.