CVE-2015-6241

NameCVE-2015-6241
DescriptionThe proto_tree_add_bytes_item function in epan/proto.c in the protocol-tree implementation in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.7 does not properly terminate a data structure after a failure to locate a number within a string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted packet.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3367-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wireshark (PTS)wheezy1.8.2-5wheezy18fixed
wheezy (security)1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u6~deb7u7fixed
jessie1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u11fixed
jessie (security)1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u12fixed
stretch2.2.6+g32dac6a-2fixed
stretch (security)2.2.6+g32dac6a-2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2.4.3-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wiresharksource(unstable)1.12.7+g7fc8978-1medium
wiresharksourcejessie1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u3mediumDSA-3367-1
wiresharksourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
wiresharksourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - wireshark <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[squeeze] - wireshark <end-of-life> (Not supported in Squeeze LTS)
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-21.html

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