Wireshark (Ethereal) DHCP/BOOTP denial of service

wireshark-dhcpbootp-dos (35113) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an off-by-one error in the DHCP/BOOTP dissector. By sending multiple DHCP-over-DOCSIS packets, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Wireshark (0.99.6 or later), available from the Wireshark Web site. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (wireshark):
Refer to MDKSA-2007:145 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian/GNU Linux (wireshark):
Refer to DSA-1322-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SR:2007:015 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • Wireshark Web site: Wireshark 0.99.6 Release Notes.
  • wnpa-sec-2007-02: Multiple problems in WiresharkŪ (formerly EtherealŪ) versions 0.8.20 to 0.99.5.
  • ASA-2008-034: wireshark security update (RHSA-2008-0059)
  • BID-24662: Wireshark Multiple Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-3393: Off-by-one error in the DHCP/BOOTP dissector in Wireshark before 0.99.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted DHCP-over-DOCSIS packets.
  • DSA-1322: wireshark -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200708-12: Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2007:145: Updated wireshark packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 37639: Wireshark DHCP/BOOTP Dissector Crafted DHCP-over-DOCSIS Packet Remote DoS
  • RHSA-2007-0709: Low: wireshark security and bug fix update
  • RHSA-2007-0710: Low: wireshark security update
  • RHSA-2008-0059: Moderate: wireshark security update
  • SA25833: Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018315: Wireshark DHCP/BOOTP, MMS, SSL, DCP ETSI, iSeries, and HTTP Chunked Response Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service
  • SUSE-SR:2007:015: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • SUSE SuSE Linux
  • Wireshark Wireshark prior to 0.99.6

Reported:

Jun 27, 2007

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