Bug 783360 (CVE-2012-0066) - CVE-2012-0066 Wireshark: Dos via large buffer allocation request
Summary: CVE-2012-0066 Wireshark: Dos via large buffer allocation request
Alias: CVE-2012-0066
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20120110,reported=2...
Depends On: 781268 809045 809046 834180
Blocks: 773730 807617 816611
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Reported: 2012-01-20 06:13 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 19:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-01-08 09:12:45 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System 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
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0125 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: wireshark security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2013-01-08 09:22:17 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-01-20 06:13:28 UTC
Wireshark failed to properly check record sizes for many packet capture file formats.  It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.  This is corrected in upstream 1.4.11 and 1.6.5.
This issue was found with the following file formats:

5Views: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6666
Patch: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=40165

i4b: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6667
Patch: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=40166

netmon: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6669
Patch: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=40168


Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-01-20 06:52:19 UTC
This issue affects the version of wireshark shipped with Fedora 15 and Fedora
16 and has been addressed in the following security advisories:


Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2012-04-23 16:52:53 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 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-08 05:00:50 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:0125 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0125.html

Comment 8 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-08 09:11:52 UTC


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