CVE-2015-8729

NameCVE-2015-8729
DescriptionThe ascend_seek function in wiretap/ascendtext.c in the Ascend file parser in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.9 and 2.0.x before 2.0.1 does not ensure the presence of a '\0' character at the end of a date string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) via a crafted file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3505-1
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
jessie (security), jessie1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u11fixed
stretch2.2.6+g32dac6a-2fixed
buster, sid2.4.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wiresharksource(unstable)2.0.1+g59ea380-1medium
wiresharksourcejessie1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u4mediumDSA-3505-1
wiresharksourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
wiresharksourcewheezy1.8.2-5wheezy17mediumDSA-3505-1

Notes

[squeeze] - wireshark <end-of-life> (Not supported in Squeeze LTS)
https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=commit;h=338da1c0ea0b2f8595d3a7b6d6c9548f7da3e27b
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11794
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-47.html

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