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CVE-2008-4684 Detail

Description

packet-frame in Wireshark 0.99.2 through 1.0.3 does not properly handle exceptions thrown by post dissectors, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a certain series of packets, as demonstrated by enabling the (1) PRP or (2) MATE post dissector.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/22/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/05/2009)

This issue has been addressed in Wireshark packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0313.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021069
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-082.htm
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0336
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1673
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:215
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0313.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499154/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31838 Patch
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2872
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-06.html Vendor Advisory
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2549
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10223
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A14767

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10223
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10223

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4684
NVD Published Date:
10/22/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018