Bug 807611 - (CVE-2012-1593) CVE-2012-1593 wireshark: NULL pointer dereference in ANSI A dissector
CVE-2012-1593 wireshark: NULL pointer dereference in ANSI A dissector
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 808973
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Reported: 2012-03-28 06:40 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2016-03-04 06:15 EST (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-28 06:40:55 EDT
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way ANSI A dissector of the Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, processed certain capture files (those causing wireshark to pass NULL packet information via a global variable to the call_dissector() routine). A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted packet capture file, which once opened by a local unsuspecting user would lead to wireshark executable crash.

Upstream bug report:
[1] https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6823

Relevant upstream patch:
[2] http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=40962

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

[4] http://www.wireshark.org/download/automated/captures/fuzz-2012-02-10-23234.pcap
Comment 3 Kurt Seifried 2012-03-28 11:08:38 EDT
Added CVE as per http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/28/13
Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-03-30 03:56:01 EDT

Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of wireshark as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
Comment 5 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-04-02 00:25:15 EDT
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-16 [bug 808973]
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-04-19 01:22:49 EDT
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.

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