Bug 697741 (CVE-2011-1590)

Summary: CVE-2011-1590 Wireshark: Use-after-free causes heap-based buffer overflow in X.509if dissector
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jrusnack, jsafrane, rvokal
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2012-04-23 17:35:24 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 697747, 809045, 809046    
Bug Blocks: 807617    

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-04-19 05:23:31 UTC
A Use-after-free flaw causing a heap-based buffer overflow was found in the 
X.509if dissector of Wireshark 1.2.0 to 1.2.15 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.4. 

A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause wireshark executable
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user running wireshark.



Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-04-19 05:49:57 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 697747]

Comment 3 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-05-03 10:34:40 UTC
This issue was addressed in Fedora 14 and Fedora 15 via:


Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2012-04-23 16:52:06 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0509 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0509.html

Comment 8 Ján Rusnačko 2015-10-23 14:53:06 UTC

This issue does not affect the version of wireshark package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This issue was fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via RHSA-2012:0509.