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Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities (Windows)

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 Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

- An error related to an uninitialised variable within the CSN.1 dissector can be exploited to cause a crash. - A buffer exception handling vulnerability exists that can allow denial of service attacks when processing certain malformed packets. - An error within the OpenSafety dissector can be exploited to cause a large loop and crash the application.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Wireshark versions 1.6.x before 1.6.2.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to the Wireshark version 1.6.2 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)