CVE Database

CVE-2010-3445

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-09-13
Bugzilla: 639486: CVE-2010-3445 wireshark: stack overflow in BER dissector

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack consumption vulnerability in the dissect_ber_unknown function in epan/dissectors/packet-ber.c in the BER dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.1 and 1.2.x before 1.2.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via a long string in an unknown ASN.1/BER encoded packet, as demonstrated using SNMP.

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Statement

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update to wireshark in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 may address this flaw.
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0924.html.

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 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0370 March 21, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0370 March 21, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0924 November 30, 2010

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