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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:
Wireshark DRDA Dissector Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027464
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3548   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 31 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.8.2; possibly other versions
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 cause the target Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) dissector to enter an infinite loop and consume excessive CPU resources.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive CPU resources on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has developed a proposed source code fix.

The vendor's advisory is 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.
Jan 16 2013 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Wireshark DRDA Dissector Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 11.1.

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