84784 : Wireshark Ixia IxVeriWave File Parser Malformed Packet Parsing Overflow
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Wireshark is prone to an overflow condition. The Ixia IxVeriWave file parser fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted packet, a remote attacker can potentially execute arbitrary code.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified


Upgrade to version 1.8.2 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


Wireshark Foundation



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.4
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-08-16 | Disagree?

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