The pcap_process_pseudo_header function in wiretap/pcap-common.c in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.12 and 1.6.x before 1.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a WTAP_ENCAP_ERF file containing an Extension or Multi-Channel header with an invalid pseudoheader size, related to the pcap and pcap-ng file parsers.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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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[oss-security] 20120328 Re: CVE Request: Multiple wireshark security flaws resolved in 1.4.12 and 1.6.6