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-...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2012-5592, CVE-2012-6052
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 881865
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Reported: 2012-11-29 17:12 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:58 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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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.

References:
[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.

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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:

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/11/29/5

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.

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


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