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Re: CVE request: Wireshark multiple vulnerabilities
From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley () rcf-smtp mitre org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:20:54 -0500 (EST)


On Wed, 11 Jan 2012, Kurt Seifried wrote:

On 01/11/2012 09:19 AM, Agostino Sarubbo wrote:
According to secunia advisory: https://secunia.com/advisories/47494/ :

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Wireshark, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and
compromise a user's system.

1) NULL pointer dereference errors when reading certain packet information can
be exploited to cause a crash.

In this case, if a network monitor can be crashed, an attacker might be able to launch an attack undetected. As such, NULL pointer dereferences and other crashers in security-relevant products often count for CVEs, so Kurt, please assign one for this.

See http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/09/14/9 for further explanation from me.

- Steve


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