Public Date:
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 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

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0360 2010-04-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0360 2010-04-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0360 2010-04-20