2009-3242 | Wireshark packet.c denial of service (Bug 3893 / BID-36408)
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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Wireshark 1.2.0/1.2.1 (Packet Analyzer Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the file packet.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. Impacted is availability.
The weakness was released 09/18/2009 by Buildbot Builder as Bug 3893 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at bugs.wireshark.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-3242 since 09/18/2009. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1499.
It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at securityfocus.com. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 42387 (Fedora 11 : wireshark-1.2.2-1.fc11 (2009-9837)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116685 (Fedora Update for wireshark (FEDORA-2009-9837)).
There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.
The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (53276), Vulnerability Center (SBV-23578) and Tenable (42387). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 50097, 50095 and 54345.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0
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Vulnerability Center: 23578 – Wireshark 1.2.0 and 1.2.1 GSM A RR Dissector Unspecified Remote DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36408 – Wireshark 1.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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