Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:11:18 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, Agostino Sarubbo <ago@...too.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: Wireshark multiple vulnerabilities On 01/11/2012 07:20 PM, Steven M. Christey wrote: > > 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 >From what I read the first #1 and #2 (secunia) map to wireshark wnpa-sec-2012-02.html and wnpa-sec-2012-03.html respectively, so they should be all good? Or did I misread it (this is entirely possible =). -- -- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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