Bug 676232 (CVE-2011-0538)

Summary: CVE-2011-0538 Wireshark: memory corruption when reading a malformed pcap file (upstream bug #5652)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jsafrane
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Bug Depends On: 549582, 612240, 676781, 682932, 682936, 682937, 833994    
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-02-09 06:31:11 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2011-0538 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2011-0538
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0538
Assigned: 20110120
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20110204 Wireshark: Freeing uninitialized pointer
Reference: URL:http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/04/1
Reference: MISC:https://srcm.symantec.com/EditVulnerabilityFixes.aspx?docId=549474
Reference: CONFIRM:https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5652
Reference: BID:46167
Reference: URL:http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46167

Wireshark 1.5.0, 1.4.3, and earlier 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.

Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-02-11 07:28:20 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 676781]

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-03-03 09:19:46 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 676781]

Comment 3 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-03-03 09:29:11 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 676781]

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2011-03-21 17:07:19 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0369 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0369.html

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2011-03-21 19:39:24 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2011:0370 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0370.html

Comment 9 Murray McAllister 2012-10-03 04:31:22 UTC
Acknowledgements:

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