Public Date:
972687: CVE-2013-4082 wireshark: Heap-based buffer overflow in the Ixia IxVeriWave file parser (wnpa-sec-2013-40)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The vwr_read function in wiretap/vwr.c in the Ixia IxVeriWave file parser in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.8 does not validate the relationship between a record length and a trailer length, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) via a crafted packet.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4082 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
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 Not affected

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