Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 881701
CVE-2012-5602 CVE-2012-6058 wireshark: DoS (infinite loop) in the ICMPv6 dissector (wnpa-sec-2012-40)
Last modified: 2016-03-04 06:31:30 EST
A denial of service flaw was found in the way ICMPv6 dissector of Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, performed dissection of certain ICMPv6 packet capture files. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted ICMPv6 packet capture that, once processed, would lead to excessive CPU consumption or into situation where tshark executable would enter an infinite loop, when trying to process the crafted packet.
Upstream bug report:
Relevant upstream patches:
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
This issue affects the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16 and 17.
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 881873]
This was assigned CVE-2012-5602:
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The CVE-2012-5602 identifier has been rejected by Mitre in favour of CVE-2012-6058 one:
** REJECT **
DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2012-6058. Reason:
This candidate is a reservation duplicate of CVE-2012-6058. Notes:
All CVE users should reference CVE-2012-6058 instead of this
candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have
been removed to prevent accidental usage.
The correct CVE identifier this particular wireshark flaw should be referenced under (from now on) is CVE-2012-6058.