CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2009-07-20
Bugzilla: 512987: CVE-2009-2562 Wireshark: Integer overflow in the AFS dissector


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in the AFS dissector in Wireshark 0.9.2 through 1.2.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2562 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


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

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.9
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0360 April 20, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0360 April 20, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0360 April 20, 2010

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