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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1957

Original release date: 06/06/2011
Last revised: 01/03/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The dissect_dcm_main function in epan/dissectors/packet-dcm.c in the DICOM dissector in Wireshark 1.2.x before 1.2.17 and 1.4.x before 1.4.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via an invalid PDU length.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-7858
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110601 Re: CVE request for Wireshark 1.4.6/1.2.16 Multiple DoS issues
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 44958
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 45149
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=36958
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5876
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 44449
External Source: BID
Name: 48066
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110601 Re: CVE request for Wireshark 1.4.6/1.2.16 Multiple DoS issues
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-7846
External Source: XF
Name: wireshark-dicom-dos(67790)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=710021
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-08.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110531 CVE request for Wireshark 1.4.6/1.2.16 Multiple DoS issues
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-7821
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-07.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14325
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2274
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 48947

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)