Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:42:23 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Agostino Sarubbo <ago@...too.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: Wireshark multiple vulnerabilities On 01/11/2012 09:19 AM, Agostino Sarubbo wrote: > According to secunia advisory: https://secunia.com/advisories/47494/ : > > Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Wireshark, which can be > exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and > compromise a user's system. > > 1) NULL pointer dereference errors when reading certain packet information can > be exploited to cause a crash. > > 2) An error within the RLC dissector can be exploited to cause a buffer > overflow via a specially crafted RLC packet capture file. > > and according with upstream advisory: > > 1)http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-01.html > Name: Multiple Wireshark file parser vulnerabilities > Description: > Laurent Butti discovered that Wireshark failed to properly check record sizes > for many packet capture file formats. > Impact: > It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by convincing someone to read a > malformed packet trace file. Please use CVE-2012-0041 for this issue > > 2)http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-02.html > Name: Wireshark NULL pointer vulnerabilities > Description: > Wireshark was improperly handling NULL pointers when displaying packet > information which could lead to a crash. > Impact: > It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet > onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. Please use CVE-2012-0042 for this issue > > 3)http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-03.html > Name: Wireshark RLC dissector buffer overflow > Description: > The RLC dissector could overflow a buffer. > Impact: > It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet > onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. Please use CVE-2012-0043 for this issue -- -- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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