Wireshark DOCSIS dissector denial of service

wireshark-docsis-dos (58362) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an unspecified error in the DOCSIS dissector. By sending a specially-crafted DOCSIS packet, an 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: 3.6
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to wnpa-sec-2010-03 and wnpa-sec-2010-04 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • wnpa-sec-2010-03 : DOCSIS vulnerabilities in WiresharkŪ version 0.9.6 to 1.0.12 .
  • wnpa-sec-2010-04 : DOCSIS vulnerabilities in WiresharkŪ version 0.9.6 to 1.2.7 .
  • BID-39950: Wireshark DOCSIS Dissector Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-1455: The DOCSIS dissector in Wireshark 0.9.6 through 1.0.12 and 1.2.0 through 1.2.7 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet trace file.
  • GLSA-201006-05: Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2010:099: wireshark
  • OSVDB ID: 64363: Wireshark DOCSIS Dissector Remote DoS
  • RHSA-2010-0625: Moderate: wireshark security update
  • SA39661: Wireshark DOCSIS Dissector Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SUSE-SR:2011:001: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • SUSE-SR:2011:002: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • SUSE-SR:2011:007: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.10
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.13
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.4
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.9.10
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.9.6
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99
  • Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.1
  • 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
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.1
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.10
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.11
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.12
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.2
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.3
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.4
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.5
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.6
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.7
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.8
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.9
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.1
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.2
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.3
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.4
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.5
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.6
  • Wireshark Wireshark 1.2.7

Reported:

Apr 05, 2010

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