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Wireshark HTTP dissector vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#363992

Original Release Date: 2007-01-02 | Last Revised: 2007-01-02

Overview

Wireshark contains a vulnerability in the HTTP dissector that may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

Description

Wireshark contains a vulnerability in the HTTP dissector that may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service condition. This vulnerability may be triggered when a remote attacker sends a specially crafted, malformed packet to a vulnerable Wireshark installation or by convincing the user to read a malformed packet trace file with Wireshark.

Wireshark states that Wireshark version 0.99.3 is affected.

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 0.99.4).

Workaround

Wireshark provides a workaround in security document wnpa-sec-2006-03.

Vendor Information

363992
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Wireshark

Updated:  November 06, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

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.

Addendum

Please see Wireshark security document wnpa-sec-2006-03 for further information.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported in Wireshark Document wnpa-sec-2006-03

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5468
Severity Metric: 11.39
Date Public: 2006-10-27
Date First Published: 2007-01-02
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-02 20:39 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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