This service will be undergoing maintenance at 00:00 UTC, 2016-08-01. It is expected to last about 1 hours
Bug 524001 - (CVE-2009-3242) CVE-2009-3242 Wireshark: DoS (crash) in GSM A RR dissector
CVE-2009-3242 Wireshark: DoS (crash) in GSM A RR dissector
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity low
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
: Security
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2009-09-17 10:51 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2010-06-25 05:48 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-25 05:48:12 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-17 10:51:59 EDT
A denial of service flaw was found in the Wireshark's GSM layer 3 Radio Resource Protocol (GSM A RR) dissector. Loading a specially-crafted GSM A RR PCAP capture
file in Wireshark would lead to Wireshark crash.


Upstream patch:

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-17 10:53:23 EDT
This issue does NOT affect the versions of the wireshark package, 
as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

This issue affects the latest versions of wireshark package,
as shipped with Fedora release of 10 and 11 (wireshark-1.2.1-1.fc10
and wireshark-1.2.1-1.fc11).
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-18 06:52:49 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-3242 to
the following vulnerability:

Unspecified vulnerability in packet.c in the GSM A RR dissector in
Wireshark 1.2.0 and 1.2.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (application crash) via unknown vectors related to "an
uninitialized dissector handle," which triggers an assertion failure.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-11-04 07:02:42 EST
wireshark-1.2.2-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.