CVE Database

CVE-2013-4081

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-06-07
Bugzilla: 972686: CVE-2013-4081 wireshark: DoS (infinite loop) in the HTTP dissector (wnpa-sec-2013-39)
IAVA: 2013-B-0067

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The http_payload_subdissector function in epan/dissectors/packet-http.c in the HTTP dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.16 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 does not properly determine when to use a recursive approach, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via a crafted packet.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4081 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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:
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 March 31, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2013:1569 November 20, 2013

External References

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2013-39.html

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