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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-0042

Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 does not properly perform certain string conversions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted packet, related to epan/to_str.c.
Publish Date : 2012-04-11 Last Update Date : 2014-09-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2012-01-11 2012-01-10
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2012-0042 unix
DEPRECATED: String conversion vulnerability in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15061 windows
DSA-2395-1 wireshark -- buffer underflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15065 unix
ELSA-2012:0509: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23840 unix
ELSA-2013:0125: wireshark security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23298 unix
RHSA-2012:0509: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21154 unix
RHSA-2012:0509: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120509 unix
RHSA-2013:0125: wireshark security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20890 unix
RHSA-2013:0125: wireshark security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20130125 unix
String conversion vulnerability in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15368 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-0042

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wireshark Wireshark 16

- References For CVE-2012-0042
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0125
SECTRACK 1026507
MLIST [oss-security] 20120111 Re: CVE request: Wireshark multiple vulnerabilities CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-201308-05

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-0042

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