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848572: CVE-2012-4291 wireshark: DoS via excessive system resource consumption in CIP dissector (wnpa-sec-2012-20)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The CIP 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 (memory consumption) via a malformed packet.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4291 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 4.3
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

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2013:0125 2013-01-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2013:1569 2013-11-20

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