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CVE-2008-5285 Detail

Description

Wireshark 1.0.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long SMTP request, which triggers an infinite loop.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/01/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5285
Original release date:
12/01/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2008-November/065840.html External Source FULLDISC 20081122 [SVRT-04-08] Vulnerability in WireShark 1.0.4 for DoS Attack
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4663 External Source SREASON 4663
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-082.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-082.htm
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0336 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0336
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:242 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:242
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/24/1 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081124 CVE Request -- wireshark
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0313.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:0313
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498562/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081122 [SVRT-04-08] Vulnerability in WireShark 1.0.4 for DoS Attack
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/499154/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081211 rPSA-2008-0336-1 tshark wireshark
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32422 External Source BID 32422
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021275 External Source SECTRACK 1021275
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3231 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-3231
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-07.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-07.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472737 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472737
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11351 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11351

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11351
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11351

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.7.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.6a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 1.0.4

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