Wireshark contains an unspecified vulnerability in the DHCP dissector

2006-10-12T00:00:00
ID VU:335656
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-10-25T17:12:00

Description

Overview

Wireshark contains a vulnerability in the DHCP dissector that may cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

Wireshark for Microsoft Windows contains a vulnerability in the DHCP dissector that may cause a denial-of-service condition. This vulnerability may be exploited when the remote attacker sends a specially crafted, malformed packet or by convincing the user to read a malformed packet trace file.

Wireshark states that Wireshark versions 0.7.9 up to and including 0.99.2 are vulnerable.

Note: Ethereal has changed its name to Wireshark.


Impact

A remote attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service condition.


Solution

Update
Wireshark has released an updated product version (Wireshark 0.99.3).


Workaround

Wireshark provides a workaround in security document wnpa-sec-2006-02.


Vendor Information

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Updated: October 12, 2006

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see Wireshark security document wnpa-sec-2006-02 for further information.

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References

  • <http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2006-02.html>
  • <http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/3370>
  • <http://securitytracker.com/id?1016736>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/21597>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/21649>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/21619>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/21682>
  • <http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/28554>
  • <http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/28553>

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported in Wireshark document wnpa-sec-2006-02.

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-4332
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Severity Metric: | 3.04
Date Public: | 2006-08-25
Date First Published: | 2006-10-12
Date Last Updated: | 2006-10-25 17:12 UTC
Document Revision: | 15