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Wireshark DEC DNA Routing Protocol Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032279
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032279
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-3182   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 28 2015
Original Entry Date:  May 12 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.10.12 through 1.10.14
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Wireshark. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted DEC DNA Routing Protocol data to trigger a pointer error in set_dnet_address() in 'packet-dec-dnart.c' and cause the target service to crash.

The crash occurs when processing a capture file with the '-nr' command line options. A demonstration exploit file is available at:

http://wiki.wireshark.org/SampleCaptures?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=genbroad.snoop

Versions 1.10.12 through 1.10.14 are affected. [Editor's note: this Alert originally and incorrectly listed 1.12.4 as the vulnerable version.]

The original advisory is available at:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1219409

Martin Zember of Red Hat reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor has developed a proposed fix, available at:

https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/c/8661/

Vendor URL:  www.wireshark.org/ (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.
Nov 24 2015 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Wireshark DEC DNA Routing Protocol Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 7.
Nov 25 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Wireshark DEC DNA Routing Protocol Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.



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