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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:   Wireshark.org
Wireshark X.509if Dissector Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025388
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025388
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1590   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 3 2011
Original Entry Date:  Apr 19 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.2.0- 1.2.15, 1.4.0 - 1.4.4
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 data to cause the target 'X.509if' dissector to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.2.16, 1.4.5).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-05.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-06.html

Vendor URL:  http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-05.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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