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Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2012-10-03    Views:  2,735

Secunia Advisory SA50843

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

1) An error in the HSRP dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause an infinite loop and consume CPU resources.

2) An error in the PPP dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a crash.

3) An error in the LDP dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 1.8.3.


Solution:
Update to version 1.8.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1, 2) Reported by the vendor.
3) The vendor credits Laurent Butti.

Original Advisory:
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-26.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-27.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-29.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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