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Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:20:54 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...-smtp.mitre.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
cc: Agostino Sarubbo <ago@...too.org>
Subject: Re: CVE request: Wireshark multiple vulnerabilities


On Wed, 11 Jan 2012, Kurt Seifried wrote:

> 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.

In this case, if a network monitor can be crashed, an attacker might be 
able to launch an attack undetected.  As such, NULL pointer dereferences 
and other crashers in security-relevant products often count for CVEs, so 
Kurt, please assign one for this.

See http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/09/14/9 for further 
explanation from me.

- Steve

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