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Use After Free


Severity Medium
Score 5.9/10


epan/dissectors/packet-ipmi-trace.c in the IPMI trace dissector in Wireshark 2.x before 2.0.6 does not properly consider whether a string is constant, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and application crash) via a crafted packet.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-416 - Use After Free

Use-after-free (UaF) vulnerability occurs when the application is using a pointer to memory that has been freed. Any attempt to read/write to a buffer after it is de-allocated allows memory corruption, sensitive information exposure, and can potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published