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Wireshark Two Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-11-24    Last Update:  2009-03-19    Views:  9,904

Secunia Advisory SA32840

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

1) An error in the SMTP dissector can be exploited to trigger the execution of an infinite loop via a large SMTP packet.

2) An error in the WLCCP dissector can be exploited to trigger the execution of an infinite loop via a specially crafted packet.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 1.0.5.


Solution:
Update to version 1.0.5.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Security Vulnerability Research Team of Bkis
2) Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
Wireshark:
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-07.html

SVRT-Bkis:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2008-November/065840.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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