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The dissect_ber_choice function in epan/dissectors/packet-ber.c in the ASN.1 BER dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.15 and 1.8.x before 1.8.7 does not properly initialize a certain variable

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The dissect_ber_choice function in epan/dissectors/packet-ber.c in the ASN.1 BER dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.15 and 1.8.x before 1.8.7 does not properly initialize a certain variable which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 8
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2013-3557
Product(s):
  • Wireshark