Intrusion Prevention

Wireshark.riched20.dll.Insecure.Library.Loading

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Insecure Library Loading vulnerability in Wireshark.
The vulnerability is due to an improper search path in the application leading to insecure loading of riched20.dll.dll file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into opening a file from a directory and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.10
Wireshark 2.0.x before 2.0.2

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version available from the website.
http://www.wireshark.org/download.html

CVE References

CVE-2016-2521