Bug 1296070 - (CVE-2015-8726) CVE-2015-8726 wireshark: VeriWave file parser crashes (wnpa-sec-2015-44)
CVE-2015-8726 wireshark: VeriWave file parser crashes (wnpa-sec-2015-44)
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20151229,repor...
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Depends On: 1296097
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Reported: 2016-01-06 05:06 EST by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2016-01-07 02:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: wireshark 2.0.1, wireshark 1.12.9
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Last Closed: 2016-01-06 05:28:50 EST
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Description Martin Prpič 2016-01-06 05:06:06 EST
It was reported that Wireshark's VeriWave file parser could crash. It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

This flaw is fixed in the following Wireshark versions: 2.0.1, 1.12.9.

Upstream bug(s):

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11791
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11789

External References:

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-44
Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2016-01-06 05:26:17 EST
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1296097]

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