Wireshark (Ethereal) RPL dissector denial of service

wireshark-rpl-dissector-dos (39186) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the RPL dissector. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Wireshark (0.99.7 or later), available from the Wireshark Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Wireshark Bugzilla Bug 2052: infinite loop in packet-rpl.c.
  • wnpa-sec-2007-03 : Multiple problems in WiresharkŪ (formerly EtherealŪ) versions 0.8.16 to 0.99.5 .
  • ASA-2008-034: wireshark security update (RHSA-2008-0059)
  • ASA-2008-093: wireshark security update (RHSA-2008-0058)
  • BID-27071: Wireshark 0.99.6 Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-6450: The RPL dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.9.8 to 0.99.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via unknown vectors.
  • DSA-1446: wireshark -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200712-23: Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2008:001: Updated wireshark packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2008:001-1: Updated wireshark packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2008-0058: Moderate: wireshark security update
  • RHSA-2008-0059: Moderate: wireshark security update
  • SA27777: Wireshark Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2008:004: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • FedoraProject Fedora Core
  • FreeBSD FreeBSD
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • NetBSD NetBSD
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.6.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.6.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.1.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • rPath rPath Linux 1
  • rPath rPath Linux 2
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.9.8 - 0.99.6

Reported:

Dec 18, 2007

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