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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:
Wireshark NULL Pointer Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026507
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0042   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 12 2012
Original Entry Date:  Jan 11 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.4.0 to 1.4.10, 1.6.0 to 1.6.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Wireshark. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a flaw in the processing of NULL pointers when displaying packet information and cause the target service to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause Wireshark to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.4.11, 1.6.5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 24 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Wireshark NULL Pointer Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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