Wireshark packet reassembly denial of service

wireshark-packets-dos (43719) 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 that could occur during packet reassembly. By persuading a victim to open a malformed trace file or by sending a specially-crafted packet, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to wnpa-sec-2008-04 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • wnpa-sec-2008-04: Multiple problems in Wireshark versions 0.8.19 to 1.0.1.
  • ASA-2008-392: wireshark security update (RHSA-2008-0890)
  • BID-30181: Wireshark 1.0.1 Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-3145: The fragment_add_work function in epan/reassemble.c in Wireshark 0.8.19 through 1.0.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a series of fragmented packets with non-sequential fragmentation offset values, which lead to a buffer over-read.
  • DSA-1673: wireshark -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200808-04: Wireshark: Denial of Service
  • MDVSA-2008:152: Updated wireshark packages fix denial of service vulnerability
  • RHSA-2008-0890: Moderate: wireshark security update
  • SA31044: Wireshark Packet Reassembly Denial of Service
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020471: Wireshark Packet Reassembly Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
  • SUSE-SR:2008:017: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.0
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.11
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.12
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.13
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.14
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.3
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.4
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.5
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.5a
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.6
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.7
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.8
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.10.9
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.10
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.10a
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.11
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.12
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.13
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.13a
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.14
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.15
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.16
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.3-1
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.4
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.5
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.6
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.7
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.8
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.9.9
  • Ethereal Ethereal 0.99.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.2
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.3
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.4
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.5
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.6
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.7
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.8
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.0
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.1

Reported:

Jul 10, 2008

The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the author/distributor (IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

For corrections or additions please email ignore thisxforceignore this@ignore thisus.ignore thisibm.comignore this

Return to the main page

* According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall IBM be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

About IBM Security Systems

IBM Security Systems include an extensive portfolio of hardware, software solutions, professional and managed services offerings covering the spectrum of IT and business security risks: people and identity, data and information, application and process, network, server and endpoint and physical infrastructure, empowering clients to innovate and operate their businesses on the most secure infrastructure platforms. Through world-class solutions that address risk across the enterprise, IBM helps organizations build a strong security posture that helps reduce costs, improve service, and manage risk. IBM X-Force(R) Research and Development is one of the most renowned commercial security research and development groups in the world. For more information on how to address today's biggest risks, please visit us at ibm.com/security.