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454984: CVE-2008-3145 wireshark: crash in the packet reassembling

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The fragment_add_work function in epan/reassemble.c in Wireshark 0.8.19 through 1.0.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a series of fragmented packets with non-sequential fragmentation offset values, which lead to a buffer over-read.

Find out more about CVE-2008-3145 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The affected version of Wireshark as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 were fixed via:

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 2008-10-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 2008-10-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 2008-10-01

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