Bug 1655940 (CVE-2018-19627) - CVE-2018-19627 wireshark: IxVeriWave parser crash
Summary: CVE-2018-19627 wireshark: IxVeriWave parser crash
Alias: CVE-2018-19627
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20181127,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1655944 1657184
Blocks: 1655949
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-12-04 09:56 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-07-12 13:06 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

An out of bounds heap read vulnerability in the wiretap library of Wireshark could allow Wireshark to crash when parsing specially crafted pcap file.
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Last Closed: 2019-07-12 13:06:19 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2018-12-04 09:56:51 UTC
In Wireshark 2.6.0 to 2.6.4 and 2.4.0 to 2.4.10, the IxVeriWave file parser could crash. This was addressed in wiretap/vwr.c by adjusting a buffer boundary.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-12-04 10:01:50 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1655944]

Comment 3 Adam Mariš 2018-12-07 11:35:24 UTC

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

Comment 5 Adam Mariš 2018-12-18 12:16:37 UTC
Used AV:L as wiretap library is used for reading capture files, rather than packet capture.

Comment 6 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-07-12 13:06:19 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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