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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1140

Original release date: 03/02/2011
Last revised: 08/13/2012


Multiple stack consumption vulnerabilities in the dissect_ms_compressed_string and dissect_mscldap_string functions in Wireshark 1.0.x, 1.2.0 through 1.2.14, and 1.4.0 through 1.4.3 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion) via a crafted (1) SMB or (2) Connection-less LDAP (CLDAP) packet.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#215900
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=36029
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-04.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0719
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14715
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.2.15.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.4.4.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2011:0347
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0622
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-2620
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:044
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-2648
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0369
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5717
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025148
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-2632
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0370
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0626
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0747
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2201
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-03.html
Type: Advisory

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)