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Secunia Security Advisory 46644

Secunia Security Advisory 46644
Posted Nov 2, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46644

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TITLE:
Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46644

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46644/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46644

RELEASE DATE:
2011-11-02

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46644/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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DESCRIPTION:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Wireshark, which can
be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service)
and compromise a vulnerable system.

1) An error related to an uninitialised variable within the CSN.1
dissector can be exploited to cause a crash.

Note: This vulnerability only affects versions 1.6.0 to 1.6.2.

2) A NULL pointer dereference error within the Infiniband dissector
can be exploited to cause a crash.

3) An error within the ERF file parser can be exploited to cause a
heap-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow execution of
arbitrary code.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.6.3 or 1.4.10.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
1) Reported by the vendor.
2, 3) Huzaifa Sidhpurwala, Red Hat Security Response Team.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Wireshark:
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-17.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-18.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-19.html

Red Hat:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750645
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750648

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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