2009-3550 | Wireshark null pointer dereference (BID-36846 / XFDB-54017)
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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Wireshark (Packet Analyzer Software). This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. This is going to have an impact on availability.
The weakness was published 10/30/2009 with Wireshark (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at wireshark.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-3550 since 10/05/2009. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.
The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 42993 (Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2009:292-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Mandriva Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116662 (Wireshark Denial of Service Vulnerabilities(wnpa-sec-2009-07,wnpa-sec-2009-08 )).
There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3
NVD Base Score: 🔍
Class: Denial of service
Status: Not defined
0-Day Time: 🔍
10/26/2009 +21 days 🔍
10/26/2009 +0 days 🔍
10/30/2009 +4 days 🔍
10/30/2009 +0 days 🔍
11/10/2009 +11 days 🔍
12/04/2009 +24 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +1930 days 🔍
08/24/2021 +2351 days 🔍Product: https://www.wireshark.org/
Vulnerability Center: 23966 – Wireshark DCERPC/NT Dissector Vulnerability Allows Remote Attackers to Cause DoS, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36846 – Wireshark 1.2.2 and 1.0.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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