Bug 710039 (CVE-2011-1959)

Summary: CVE-2011-1959 wireshark: Stack-based buffer over-read from tvbuff buffer when reading snoop capture files
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: bressers, huzaifas, jsafrane, rvokal
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OS: Linux   
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Bug Depends On: 809045, 809046, 834180    
Bug Blocks: 807617, 816611    

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-02 10:20:46 UTC
A stack-based buffer over-read flaw was found in the way Wireshark
performed management of testy, virtualizable buffers. A remote attacker
could create a specially-crafted capture file, which once opened, by a
local, unsuspecting user could lead to wireshark application crash.

References:
[1] https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5912
    (upstream bug report)
[2] https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=6335
    (public reproducer)
[3] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/05/31/20
    (CVE request)
[4] http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-07.html
    (upstream advisory)

Upstream patch:
[5] http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&amp;revision=37068

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-02 10:22:28 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

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This issue affects the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped with
Fedora release of 13, 14, and 16.

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-06-03 05:18:56 UTC
Note:
This issue is only specific to the snoop capture file format and does not appear to be triggered by any other formats wireshark supports.

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2012-04-23 16:52:15 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 6 Vincent Danen 2012-04-23 17:38:19 UTC
Current Fedora has wireshark 1.4.12, which is not affected by this flaw.

Comment 8 Murray McAllister 2012-10-03 04:27:59 UTC
Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-08 05:00:22 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:0125 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0125.html

Comment 12 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-08 09:04:31 UTC
Statement:

(none)