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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-2521

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the WiresharkApplication class in ui/qt/wireshark_application.cpp in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.10 and 2.0.x before 2.0.2 on Windows allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse riched20.dll.dll file in the current working directory, related to use of QLibrary.
Publish Date : 2016-02-28 Last Update Date : 2017-09-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-2521

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.12.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Wireshark Wireshark 2.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Wireshark Wireshark 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wireshark Wireshark 12

- References For CVE-2016-2521

https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=commit;h=4a79cf2e1ab056faaddd252aa56520435b318a56 CONFIRM
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201604-05
GENTOO GLSA-201604-05
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2016-01.html CONFIRM
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjul2016-3090568.html CONFIRM
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035118
SECTRACK 1035118

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-2521

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


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