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Alpine Linux: CVE-2015-6242: wireshark Dissector Bugs Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2015-6242: wireshark Dissector Bugs Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
08/24/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/20/2017
Modified
09/22/2017

Description

The wmem_block_split_free_chunk function in epan/wmem/wmem_allocator_block.c in the wmem block allocator in the memory manager in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.7 does not properly consider a certain case of multiple realloc operations that restore a memory chunk to its original size, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (incorrect free operation and application crash) via a crafted packet.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-wireshark

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