84785 : Wireshark ERF Dissector Malformed Packet Parsing Multiple Overflow
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Wireshark is prone to multiple overflow conditions. The ERF dissector fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input resulting in multiple buffer overflows. With a specially crafted packet, a remote attacker can potentially execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.


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 = 3.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-08-16 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

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