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Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities - April 12 (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/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

The flaws are due to - A NULL pointer dereference error in the ANSI A dissector can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet. - An error in the MP2T dissector when allocating memory can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet. - An error exists in the pcap and pcap-ng file parsers when reading ERF data and can cause a crash via a specially crafted trace file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Wireshark versions 1.4.x before 1.4.12 and 1.6.x before 1.6.6 on Windows

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to the Wireshark version 1.4.12, 1.6.6 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)