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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