CVE Database

CVE-2010-4300

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-11-18
Bugzilla: 656456: CVE-2010-4300 Wireshark: Heap-based buffer overflow in LDSS dissector

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the dissect_ldss_transfer function (epan/dissectors/packet-ldss.c) in the LDSS dissector in Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 through 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an LDSS packet with a long digest line that triggers memory corruption.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4300 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as they did not include support for the Local Download Sharing Service (LDSS) protocol.
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: 4.9
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0924 November 30, 2010

External References

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