Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 881706
CVE-2012-5601 CVE-2012-6055 wireshark: DoS (infinite loop) in the 3GPP2 A11 dissector (wnpa-sec-2012-39)
Last modified: 2016-03-04 06:24:00 EST
A denial of service flaw was found in the way 3GPP2 A11 dissector of Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, performed dissection of certain CDMA2000 A11 packets. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted CDMA2000 A11 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:
 https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7801 (main bug)
 https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7803 (related bug)
Relevant upstream patches:
 http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=45337 (main fix for #7801)
 http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=45359 (to fix some valgrind reads)
 http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=45360 (to fix some valgrind reads)
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the wireshark package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16 and 17.
This was assigned CVE-2012-5601:
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The CVE-2012-5601 identifier has been rejected by Mitre in favour of CVE-2012-6055 one:
** REJECT **
DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2012-6055. Reason:
This candidate is a reservation duplicate of CVE-2012-6055. Notes:
All CVE users should reference CVE-2012-6055 instead of this
candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have
been removed to prevent accidental usage.
The correct CVE id this particular wireshark flaw should be referenced under (from now on) is CVE-2012-6055.