Bug 807661 (CVE-2012-1596)

Summary: CVE-2012-1596 wireshark: MP2T dissector memory allocation flaw
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: alekcejk, huzaifas, jsafrane, rvokal
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-28 12:35:58 UTC
A memory allocation flaw was found in the way the MP2T dissector of Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, processed capture files containig invalid pointer values used for packet length specification. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted packet capture file (causing unsigned length value to be reduced by more than its value, resulting into it being a very large value and attempt to allocate large amount of memory when reassembling the packet tvbuff to the requested length), which once opened by a local unsuspecting user would lead to wireshark executable abort.

Upstream bug report:
[1] https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6833

Relevant upstream patch:
[2] http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=41001

CVE Request:
[3] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/28/7

[4] http://www.wireshark.org/download/automated/captures/fuzz-2012-02-10-14752.pcap

Upstream advisory:
[5] http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-07.html

Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2012-03-28 15:09:59 UTC
Added CVE as per http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/28/13

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-03-30 07:44:35 UTC
This issue affects the version of wireshark as shipped with Fedora 15 and Fedora 16

Comment 5 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-03-30 07:47:07 UTC

Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

Comment 6 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-04-02 04:27:16 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-15 [bug 808974]
Affects: fedora-16 [bug 808973]

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-04-19 05:22:26 UTC
wireshark-1.4.12-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-04-19 05:23:12 UTC
wireshark-1.6.6-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.