CVE-2015-2191

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2015-03-04
CWE:
CWE-835
Bugzilla:
1199167: CVE-2015-2191 wireshark: The TNEF dissector could go into an infinite loop on 32-bit architectures (wnpa-sec-2015-10)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the dissect_tnef function in epan/dissectors/packet-tnef.c in the TNEF dissector 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 (infinite loop) via a crafted length field in a packet.

Find out more about CVE-2015-2191 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

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 Will not fix
Last Modified

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