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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-5238

epan/dissectors/packet-ppp.c in the PPP dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.3 uses incorrect OUI data structures during the decoding of (1) PPP and (2) LCP data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and application exit) via a malformed packet.
Publish Date : 2012-10-04 Last Update Date : 2013-11-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.3
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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required 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

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
epan/dissectors/packet-ppp.c in the PPP dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.3 uses incorrect OUI data structures dur... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15593 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-2012-5238

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wireshark Wireshark 3

- References For CVE-2012-5238

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7316 CONFIRM
http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/trunk/epan/dissectors/packet-ppp.c?r1=42989&r2=42988&pathrev=42989 CONFIRM
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027604
SECTRACK 1027604
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55754
BID 55754 Wireshark Versions Prior to 1.8.3 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2013-01-15
http://osvdb.org/85883
OSVDB 85883
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2012-27.html CONFIRM
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7668 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79010
XF wireshark-ppp-dissector-dos(79010)
http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=44688 CONFIRM
http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/trunk/epan/dissectors/packet-ppp.c?r1=44688&r2=44687&pathrev=44688 CONFIRM
http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=42989 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-5238

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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