Public Date:
965193: CVE-2013-3557 wireshark: DoS (crash) in the ASN.1 BER dissector (wnpa-sec-2013-25, upstream #8599)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The dissect_ber_choice function in epan/dissectors/packet-ber.c in the ASN.1 BER dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.15 and 1.8.x before 1.8.7 does not properly initialize a certain variable, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet.

Find out more about CVE-2013-3557 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

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2014:0341 2014-03-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2013:1569 2013-11-20