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CVE-2012-4298

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-08-15
Bugzilla: 848588: CVE-2012-4298 wireshark: buffer overflow in Ixia IxVeriWave file parser (wnpa-sec-2012-25)

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

Statement

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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