CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2012-08-15
Bugzilla: 848561: CVE-2012-4289 wireshark: DoS via excessive CPU consumption in AFP dissector (wnpa-sec-2012-17)


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

epan/dissectors/packet-afp.c in the AFP dissector in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 1.6.x before 1.6.10, and 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loop and CPU consumption) via a large number of ACL entries.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4289 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
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 January 08, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2013:1569 November 20, 2013

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