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972680: CVE-2013-4075 wireshark: DoS (crash) in the GMR-1 BCCH dissector (wnpa-sec-2013-33)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

epan/dissectors/packet-gmr1_bcch.c in the GMR-1 BCCH dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.8 does not properly initialize memory, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted packet.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4075 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. It does not affect the version of wireshark shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

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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Affected Packages State

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

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