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Wireshark Denial-of-Service Vulnerability January16 (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Wireshark and is prone to multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists due to - 'epan/dissectors/packet-dec-dnart.c' script in the DECnet NSP/RT dissector mishandles a certain strdup return value.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Wireshark version 1.10.12 through 1.10.14 on MAC OS X

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)