Bug 1655934 (CVE-2018-19624) - CVE-2018-19624 wireshark: NULL pointer dereference resulting in a PVFS dissector crash
Summary: CVE-2018-19624 wireshark: NULL pointer dereference resulting in a PVFS dissec...
Alias: CVE-2018-19624
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: 1655944
Blocks: 1655949
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Reported: 2018-12-04 09:49 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-16 22:42 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: wireshark 2.6.5, wireshark 2.4.11
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A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability in the PVFS dissector allows Wireshark to crash when parsing a specially crafted pcap file. A remote attacker could cause a denial of service to Wireshark by injecting malicious packets into the network that are automatically processed.
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Last Closed: 2018-12-06 10:50:43 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2018-12-04 09:49:37 UTC
In Wireshark 2.6.0 to 2.6.4 and 2.4.0 to 2.4.10, the PVFS dissector could crash. This was addressed in epan/dissectors/packet-pvfs2.c by preventing a NULL pointer dereference.

Upstream issue:


Upstream patch:


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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-12-04 10:01:41 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1655944]

Comment 2 Adam Mariš 2018-12-06 10:50:43 UTC
This issue seems to have been introduced with commit:


which allowed to read 0 bytes from empty buffer without throwing exception when p == NULL and length == 0. However, p is later used which results in NULL pointer dereference. It affects only wireshark 2.6.4.

Comment 3 Adam Mariš 2018-12-06 10:50:52 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.

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