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String conversion vulnerability in Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15368

Wireshark 1.4.x before 1.4.11 and 1.6.x before 1.6.5 does not properly perform certain string conversions which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted packet related to epan/to_str.c.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2012-0042
Product(s):
  • Wireshark