CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-03-21
Bugzilla: 671331: CVE-2011-0024 wireshark: heap-based buffer overflow in wireshark < 1.2 when reading malformed capture files


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in wiretap/pcapng.c in Wireshark before 1.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted capture file.

Find out more about CVE-2011-0024 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.4
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
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-2011:0370 March 21, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0370 March 21, 2011

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