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Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2012-03-28    Last Update:  2012-04-20    Views:  2,667

Secunia Advisory SA48548

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

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).

1) A NULL pointer dereference error in the ANSI A dissector can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet.

2) An error in the IEEE 802.11 dissector can be exploited to cause an infinite loop via a specially crafted packet.

This vulnerability is reported in versions 1.6.0 through 1.6.5 only.

3) An error in the MP2T dissector when allocating memory can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet.

NOTE: A weakness exists in the pcap and pcap-ng file parsers when reading ERF data and can cause a crash via a specially crafted trace file.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions 1.4.0 through 1.4.11 and 1.6.0 through 1.6.5.


Solution:
Update to version 1.4.12 or 1.6.6.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-04.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-05.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-06.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-07.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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