National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability
Database

CVE-2009-3242 Detail

Description

Unspecified vulnerability in packet.c in the GSM A RR dissector in Wireshark 1.2.0 and 1.2.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via unknown vectors related to "an uninitialized dissector handle," which triggers an assertion failure.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/18/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3242
Original release date:
09/18/2009
Last revised:
09/18/2017
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 (09/24/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36408 Exploit External Source BID 36408
http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.2.2.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.2.2.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-06.html Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-06.html
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3893 External Source MISC https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3893
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5423 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5423

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5423
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5423

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Change History 2 change records found - show changes