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(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Wireshark DEC DNA Routing Protocol Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034226
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-3182   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 24 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  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:

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:

Martin Zember of Red Hat reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix.

The Oracle Linux advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Oracle)
Underlying OS Comments:  7

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 12 2015 Wireshark DEC DNA Routing Protocol Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service

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Subject:  [El-errata] ELSA-2015-2393 Moderate: Oracle Linux 7 wireshark security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2015-2393

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:



Description of changes:

- Add oracle-ocfs2-network.patch to allow disassembly of OCFS2 interconnect

- Rebase some tvbuff API from upstream to 1.10.14
- Fixes crash when tvb_length_remaining() is used
- Related: CVE-2015-6244

- Security patch
- Resolves: CVE-2015-3182

- Fix crash caused by -DGDK_PIXBUF_DEPRECATED on startup
- Resolves: rhbz#1267959

- Security patches
- Resolves: CVE-2015-6243

- Security patches
- Resolves: CVE-2015-3810

- Add certificate verify message decoding in TLS extension
- Resolves: #1239150

- Upgrade to 1.10.14
- Resolves: #1238676

- add master secret extension decoding in TLS extension
- add encrypt-then-mac extension decoding in TLS extension
- Resolves: #1222901

- create pcap file if -F pcap specified
- Resolves: #1227199

- add key exchange algorithms decoding in TLS extension
- Resolves: #1222600

- add signature algorithms decoding in TLS extension
- Resolves: #1221701

- add relro check
- Resolves: #1092532

- add elliptic curves decoding in DTLS HELLO
- Resolves: #1131202

- introduced nanosecond time precision
- Resolves: #1213339

- security patches
- Resolves: #1148267

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