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CVE-2012-5238

Disclosure Date: October 04, 2012
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Description

epan/dissectors/packet-ppp.c in the PPP dissector in Wireshark 1.8.x before 1.8.3 uses incorrect OUI data structures during the decoding of (1) PPP and (2) LCP data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and application exit) via a malformed packet.

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