Public Date:
1199165: CVE-2015-2189 wireshark: The pcapng file parser could crash (wnpa-sec-2015-08)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Off-by-one error in the pcapng_read function in wiretap/pcapng.c in the pcapng file parser in Wireshark 1.10.x before 1.10.13 and 1.12.x before 1.12.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) via an invalid Interface Statistics Block (ISB) interface ID in a crafted packet.

Find out more about CVE-2015-2189 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 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.9
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent 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 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2015:1460 2015-07-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (wireshark) RHSA-2015:2393 2015-11-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 wireshark Not affected
Last Modified

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