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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:
Wireshark Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027094
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2392, CVE-2012-2393, CVE-2012-2394, CVE-2012-3825, CVE-2012-3826   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 1 2012
Original Entry Date:  May 24 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.4.0 to 1.4.12, 1.6.0 to 1.6.7
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Wireshark. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted ANSI MAP, ASF, BACapp, Bluetooth HCI, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.3, LTP, and R3 data to cause Wireshark to hang or enter an infinite loop [CVE-2012-2392, CVE-2012-3825, CVE-2012-3826]. Laurent Butti reported these vulnerabilities.

A remote user can cause the DIAMETER dissector to crash [CVE-2012-2393].

A remote user can trigger a memory error on SPARC or Itanium processors and cause Wireshark to crash [CVE-2012-2394]. Klaus Heckelmann reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause Wireshark to hang or crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.4.13, 1.6.8).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 21 2013 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Wireshark Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service   (
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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