Wireshark contains a vulnerability in the DHCP dissector that may cause a denial-of-service condition.
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.
A remote attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service condition.
Wireshark has released an updated product version (Wireshark 0.99.3).
Wireshark provides a workaround in security document wnpa-sec-2006-02.
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Updated: October 12, 2006
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Please see Wireshark security document wnpa-sec-2006-02 for further information.
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This vulnerability was reported in Wireshark document wnpa-sec-2006-02.
This document was written by Katie Steiner.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-4332
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