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Wireshark LDSS Dissector Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Wireshark and is prone to buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to heap-based buffer overflow in 'dissect_ldss_transfer()' function (epan/dissectors/packet-ldss.c) in the LDSS dissector, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an LDSS packet with a long digest line.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Wireshark version 1.2.0 to 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.1

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Wireshark 1.4.2 or 1.2.13 later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)