CVE-2011-1959

NameCVE-2011-1959
DescriptionThe snoop_read function in wiretap/snoop.c in Wireshark 1.2.x before 1.2.17 and 1.4.x before 1.4.7 does not properly handle certain virtualizable buffers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large length value in a snoop file that triggers a stack-based buffer over-read.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2274-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs630159

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wireshark (PTS)wheezy (security), wheezy1.8.2-5wheezy18fixed
jessie (security), jessie1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u5fixed
stretch, sid2.0.3+geed34f0-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wiresharksource(unstable)1.6.0-1unimportant630159
wiresharksourcelenny1.0.2-3+lenny14mediumDSA-2274-1
wiresharksourcesqueeze1.2.11-6+squeeze2mediumDSA-2274-1

Notes

Crashes w/o code injection not treated as security issues, see README.Security

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