Public Date:
848588: CVE-2012-4298 wireshark: buffer overflow in Ixia IxVeriWave file parser (wnpa-sec-2012-25)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer signedness error in the vwr_read_rec_data_ethernet function in wiretap/vwr.c in the Ixia IxVeriWave file parser in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.2 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted packet-trace file that triggers a buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4298 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6.

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 wireshark Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 wireshark Not affected