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Wireshark: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200808-04 / wireshark
Release Date August 06, 2008
Latest Revision August 06, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-analyzer/wireshark < 1.0.2 >= 1.0.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #230411, #231587


Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark.

2.  Impact Information


Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer with a graphical front-end.


Multiple vulnerabilities related to memory management were discovered in the GSM SMS dissector (CVE-2008-3137), the PANA and KISMET dissectors (CVE-2008-3138), the RTMPT dissector (CVE-2008-3139), the syslog dissector (CVE-2008-3140) and the RMI dissector (CVE-2008-3141) and when reassembling fragmented packets (CVE-2008-3145).


A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted packet on a network being monitored by Wireshark or enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.0.2"

4.  References


Page updated August 06, 2008

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