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Wireshark contains an unspecified vulnerability in the DHCP dissector

Vulnerability Note VU#335656

Original Release Date: 2006-10-12 | Last Revised: 2006-10-25


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.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected


Updated:  October 12, 2006



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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


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.

Other Information

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

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