Public Date:
773726: CVE-2012-0041 wireshark: multiple file parser vulnerabilities (wnpa-sec-2012-01)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The dissect_packet function in epan/packet.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long packet in a capture file, as demonstrated by an airopeek file.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0041 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 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
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 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2013:0125 2013-01-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2012:0509 2012-04-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 wireshark Will not fix