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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:   Wireshark.org
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Wireshark HSRP/PPP/LDP Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027991
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027991
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5237, CVE-2012-5238, CVE-2012-5240   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 16 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.8.0 - 1.8.2
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Wireshark. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted HSRP data to cause the target dissector to enter an infinite loop [CVE-2012-5237].

A remote user can send specially crafted PPP data to cause the target dissector to crash [CVE-2012-5238].

A remote user can send specially crafted LDP data to trigger a buffer overflow and cause the target dissector to crash [CVE-2012-5240]. Laurent Butti reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target dissector to crash or enter an infinite loop.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/multiple_vulnerabilities_in_wireshark4

Vendor URL:  www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-26.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  11.1

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Oct 3 2012 Wireshark HSRP/PPP/LDP Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service



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