Bug 1296065 (CVE-2015-8721) - CVE-2015-8721 wireshark: Zlib decompression crash (wnpa-sec-2015-40)
Summary: CVE-2015-8721 wireshark: Zlib decompression crash (wnpa-sec-2015-40)
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2015-8721
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20151229,repor...
Depends On: 1296097
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-01-06 10:05 UTC by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2019-06-08 20:54 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: wireshark 2.0.1, wireshark 1.12.9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-01-06 10:28:50 UTC


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Description Martin Prpič 2016-01-06 10:05:00 UTC
It was reported that Wireshark's dissectors that use Zlib decompression could crash. It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

This flaw is fixed in the following Wireshark versions: 2.0.1, 1.12.9.

Upstream bug(s):

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11548

External References:

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-40

Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2016-01-06 10:25:54 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1296097]


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