CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-12-31
Bugzilla: 666894: CVE-2010-4538 Wireshark: Stack-based array index error in ENTTEC dissector (upstream bug #5539)


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the sect_enttec_dmx_da function in epan/dissectors/packet-enttec.c in Wireshark 1.4.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted ENTTEC DMX packet with Run Length Encoding (RLE) compression.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4538 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
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 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0013 January 10, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0013 January 10, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0013 January 10, 2011

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