Bug 881855 (CVE-2012-5592, CVE-2012-6052) - CVE-2012-5592 CVE-2012-6052 wireshark: pcap-ng hostname disclosure (wnpa-sec-2012-30)
Summary: CVE-2012-5592 CVE-2012-6052 wireshark: pcap-ng hostname disclosure (wnpa-sec-...
Alias: CVE-2012-5592, CVE-2012-6052
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 881865
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-11-29 17:12 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2021-02-17 08:19 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-11-29 21:55:03 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-11-29 17:12:51 UTC
An information disclosure flaw was found in the way Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, stored name resolution information for pcap-ng (PCAP Next Generation Dump File) format files (previously resolution information was shared between different pcap-ng capture files in certain circumstances). A local user could use this deficiency to in an unauthorized way obtain host entries information, when working with multiple pcap-ng files.

[1] http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-30.html
[2] http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.8.4.html

Relevant upstream patch (seems to be this one):
[3] http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=45511

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-11-29 17:20:29 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2012-11-29 21:54:40 UTC
This was assigned CVE-2012-5592:


Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2012-11-29 22:04:27 UTC
Statement CVE-2012-6052:

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-12-05 13:32:52 UTC
CVE-2012-5592 identifier has been rejected by Mitre in favour of CVE-2012-6052:

Name: CVE-2012-5592

** REJECT **

DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER.  ConsultIDs: CVE-2012-6052.  Reason:
This candidate is a reservation duplicate of CVE-2012-6052.  Notes:
All CVE users should reference CVE-2012-6052 instead of this
candidate.  All references and descriptions in this candidate have
been removed to prevent accidental usage.


The correct id, this particular wireshark flaw should be referenced under (from now on) is CVE-2012-6052.

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