Public Date:
676232: CVE-2011-0538 Wireshark: memory corruption when reading a malformed pcap file (upstream bug #5652)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Wireshark 1.2.0 through 1.2.14, 1.4.0 through 1.4.3, and 1.5.0 frees an uninitialized pointer during processing of a .pcap file in the pcap-ng format, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a malformed file.

Find out more about CVE-2011-0538 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
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 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0370 2011-03-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0370 2011-03-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2011:0369 2011-03-21


This issue was discovered by Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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