CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2013-05-17
Bugzilla: 966054: CVE-2013-3556 wireshark: DoS (crash) in the ASN.1 BER dissector (wnpa-sec-2013-25, upstream #8599)


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The fragment_add_seq_common function in epan/reassemble.c in the ASN.1 BER dissector in Wireshark before r48943 has an incorrect pointer dereference during a comparison, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet.

Find out more about CVE-2013-3556 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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

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