Bug 710097 (CVE-2011-2174) - CVE-2011-2174 wireshark: Double-free flaw by uncompressing of a zlib compressed packet
Summary: CVE-2011-2174 wireshark: Double-free flaw by uncompressing of a zlib compress...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2011-2174
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20110531,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 809045 809046
Blocks: 807617
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-06-02 12:51 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-06-08 18:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-04-23 17:41:18 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0509 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: wireshark security update 2012-04-23 20:47:35 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-02 12:51:41 UTC
A double free flaw was found in the way Wireshark uncompressed a zlib
compressed packet inside a message of tvbuff buffer. 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=5908
    (upstream bug report, not public)
[2] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/05/31/20
    (CVE request)
[3] http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-07.html
    (upstream advisory)

Upstream patch:
[4] http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=37081

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-02 12:55:16 UTC
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.


This issue affects the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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This issue affects the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped with
Fedora release of 13, 14 and 15.

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2012-04-23 16:52:18 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 5 Vincent Danen 2012-04-23 17:41:18 UTC
Current Fedora has wireshark 1.4.12 which is not affected by this flaw.

Comment 6 Vincent Danen 2012-04-23 17:42:21 UTC
Statement:

This issue did not affect the version of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.


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