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Re: CVE request: Wireshark multiple vulnerabilities
From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley () rcf-smtp mitre org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:31:08 -0500 (EST)


On Wed, 11 Jan 2012, Kurt Seifried wrote:

On 01/11/2012 07:20 PM, Steven M. Christey wrote:

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.

From what I read the first #1 and #2 (secunia) map to wireshark
wnpa-sec-2012-02.html and wnpa-sec-2012-03.html respectively, so they
should be all good? Or did I misread it (this is entirely possible =).

No, my fault, sorry about that - I misread it. No new CVE needed. Using Agostino's original request, Item 1 from SECUNIA:47494 is the same as Wireshark item 2 (wnpa-sec-2012-02.html) as listed later in Agostino's request, to which you had already assigned CVE-2012-0042. I originally read this like there were separate requests, and I missed that there were overlapping references that talked about the same issue.

- Steve


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