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Wireshark DECT Dissector Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2011-1591)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-358
Date Published:
Source: Secunia Advisory SA44172
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2011-1591
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Wireshark Wireshark Prior to 1.4.5
Vulnerability Description
A stack buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Wireshark DECT dissector.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is caused due to improper bounds checking. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to read a specially crafted packet trace file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or terminate the application resulting in a denial of service condition.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted packets.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Wireshark DECT Dissector Stack Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: Wireshark DECT Dissector Stack Buffer Overflow