Vulnerability identifier: #VU21950
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the sf-pcapng.c in libpcap when processing the PHB header length before allocating memory. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application that uses the vulnerable library, trigger memory corruption and perform denial of service (DoS) attack.
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Vulnerable software versions
libpcap: 0.5.1 - 1.9.0
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?