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710039: CVE-2011-1959 wireshark: Stack-based buffer over-read from tvbuff buffer when reading snoop capture files

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The snoop_read function in wiretap/snoop.c in Wireshark 1.2.x before 1.2.17 and 1.4.x before 1.4.7 does not properly handle certain virtualizable buffers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large length value in a snoop file that triggers a stack-based buffer over-read.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1959 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

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 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-2013:0125 2013-01-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2012:0509 2012-04-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 wireshark Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


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