Public Date:
656456: CVE-2010-4300 Wireshark: Heap-based buffer overflow in LDSS dissector

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the dissect_ldss_transfer function (epan/dissectors/packet-ldss.c) in the LDSS dissector in Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.12 and 1.4.0 through 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an LDSS packet with a long digest line that triggers memory corruption.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4300 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as they did not include support for the Local Download Sharing Service (LDSS) protocol.

This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2010:0924 2010-11-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 wireshark Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 wireshark Not affected

Last Modified

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