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Wireshark : CVE-2012-6058 : Wireshark ICMPv6 dissector infinite loop

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Wireshark : CVE-2012-6058 : Wireshark ICMPv6 dissector infinite loop

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
12/05/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/03/2018
Modified
05/03/2018

Description

Integer overflow in the dissect_icmpv6 function in epan/dissectors/packet-icmpv6.c in the ICMPv6 dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.12 and 1.8.x before 1.8.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted Number of Sources value.

Solution(s)

  • wireshark-upgrade-1_6_12
  • wireshark-upgrade-1_8_4

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