Wireshark up to 1.2.9 packet-gsm_a_rr.c null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Wireshark up to 1.2.9 (Packet Analyzer Software). This affects an unknown code of the file packet-gsm_a_rr.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

packet-gsm_a_rr.c in the GSM A RR dissector in Wireshark 1.2.2 through 1.2.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors that trigger a NULL pointer dereference.

The weakness was published 08/13/2010 by Buildbot Builder as Bug 4897 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at bugs.wireshark.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-2992. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 49092 (Fedora 13 : wireshark-1.2.10-1.fc13 (2010-13416)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165189 (SUSE Security Update for Multiple Packages (SUSE-SR:2011:007)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (53276) and Tenable (49092). Similar entries are available at 50096, 53598, 54347 and 54346.






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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 49092
Nessus Name: Fedora 13 : wireshark-1.2.10-1.fc13 (2010-13416)
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OpenVAS ID: 862371
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for wireshark FEDORA-2010-13416
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08/11/2010 🔍
08/13/2010 +2 days 🔍
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08/23/2010 +10 days 🔍
09/21/2010 +29 days 🔍
03/19/2015 +1640 days 🔍
09/22/2021 +2379 days 🔍


Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: Bug 4897
Researcher: Buildbot Builder
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-2992 (🔍)

X-Force: 53276
Vulnerability Center: 27251 - Wireshark 1.2.2-1.2.9 Remote DoS Vulnerability via Unknown Vectors, Medium
SecurityFocus: 42618 - Wireshark 0.10.8 to 1.0.14 and 1.2.0 to 1.2.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 42877

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/22/2021 09:35 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (62), 03/06/2017 10:58 AM (9), 09/22/2021 09:34 AM (5), 09/22/2021 09:35 AM (1)
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