Bug 862504 (CVE-2012-5237) - CVE-2012-5237 wireshark: Infinite loop in the HSRP dissector
Summary: CVE-2012-5237 wireshark: Infinite loop in the HSRP dissector
Alias: CVE-2012-5237
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 862530
Blocks: 862511
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-10-03 05:10 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2021-02-23 13:46 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-10-03 08:22:07 UTC

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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-10-03 05:10:35 UTC
An infinite loop was found in the way Cisco Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) dissector of the Wireshark network traffic analyzer processed certain capture files. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious packet capture file, it could lead to denial of service (Wireshark hang).

Upstream advisory: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-26.html
Bug report: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7581
Patch: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=44454

Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-10-03 06:29:09 UTC

Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-10-03 06:29:43 UTC
This issue affects the version of wireshark as shipped with Fedora 16 and Fedora 17.

Comment 3 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-10-03 07:08:07 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 862530]

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