The 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.
Published 2015-08-24 23:59:00
Updated 2016-12-24 02:59:32
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Input validationDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-6241

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 65 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-6241

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2015-6241

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
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References for CVE-2015-6241

Products affected by CVE-2015-6241

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