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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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0370 2011-03-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0370 2011-03-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 wireshark Not affected

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