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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1590

Original release date: 04/29/2011
Last revised: 01/03/2013


The X.509if dissector in Wireshark 1.2.x before 1.2.16 and 1.4.x before 1.4.5 does not properly initialize certain global variables, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted .pcap file.


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 - 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: CONFIRM
Name: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?revision=36608&view=revision
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-06.html
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110418 Re: Wireshark 1.2.16 / 1.4.5
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-1106
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-5529
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-1022
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-5569
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5793
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5754
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110418 Wireshark 1.2.16 / 1.4.5
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-05.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15050
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2011:0611
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-5621
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2274
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:083
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025388

Technical Details

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